Singer/songwriter power pop legend Marshall Crenshaw will be coming to City Winery in Manhattan for a special appearance of request taking and surprises on Wednesday, August 6th, at 8:00 pm. Graham Maby, Andy York and Rich Pagano will round out the band for this show.
Marshall Crenshaw first came to the attention of national and international audiences in 1982 with the release of his self titled first album. Previous to this, Crenshaw had put in time playing John Lennon in a road company production of the musical Beatlemania, and a version of his song 'Someday, Someway' as covered by rockabilly revival artist Robert Gordon had also gotten some notice and airplay.
Crenshaw's debut lp on Warner Brothers Records was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of pop/rock songwriting, filled with chiming guitars and infectious vocal harmonies. His guitar skills are a cut or two above the average rock player and is gifted with the ability to write high quality memorable melodies.
Often dubbed a modern day Buddy Holly, Crenshaw always cited Motown artists and country music as significant early influences, as well as Holly and the British Invasion groups.
He would in fact go on to portray Holly in the 1987 Richie Valens bio-pic La Bamba as well as appearing in the film Peggy Sue Got Married. He wrote the title song for the film comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007.
His songs have been covered by a variety of artists over the years including Bette Midler, and Gin Blossoms with whom he wrote their hit 'Til I Hear it From You.'
As an author Crenshaw published the book Hollywood Rock: The Ultimate Guide to Rock in the Movies in 1994. He also hosts a radio program called The Bottomless Pit on WFUV radio in New York, spinning discs from his own vast private record collection.
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