MARSHALL CRENSHAW AND THE BOTTLE ROCKETS About:Marshall Crenshaw (with Maby, Pagano & York!!) "Special Evening of Requests and Surprises"BIO: Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic La Bamba. While living in NYC, he recorded the single Somethings Gonna Happen for Alan Betrocks Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros.His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single Someday, Someway, which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as (Youre My) Favorite Waste of Time, Whenever Youre On My Mind and Cynical Girl. The great songs continued with the Lifes Too Short album on MCA (Fantastic Planet of Love), three albums for Razor & Tie and the 2009 release Jaggedland (Someone Told Me, Passing Through, Never Coming Down).Over the course of a career thats spanned three decades, 13 albums and hundreds of songs, Marshall Crenshaws musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of melody, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base.After an early break playing John Lennon in a touring company of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, the Michigan-bred musician began his recording career with the now-legendary indie single Somethings Gonna Happen, on Alan Betrocks seminal Shake label. His growing fame in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. With such classics as Someday, Someway and Cynical Girl, that LP established Crenshaw as one of his eras preeminent tunesmiths a stature that was confirmed by subsequent albums Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, Good Evening, Lifes Too Short, Miracle of Science, #447, Whats in the Bag? and Jaggedland.Along the way, Crenshaws compositions have been successfully covered by a broad array of performers, including Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and the Gin Blossoms, with whom Crenshaw co-wrote the Top 10 single Til I Hear It From You. Hes also provided music for several film soundtracks, appeared in the films La Bamba(as Buddy Holly) and Peggy Sue Got Married, and was nominated for a Grammy and a Golden Globe award for penning the title track for the film comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Crenshaw also wrote a book about rock movies entitled Hollywood Rock n Roll, and has assembled compilation albums of the music of Scott Walker and the Louvin Brothers, as well as the acclaimed country-and-western collection Hillbilly Music . . . Thank God! Since 2011, he has hosted his own radio show, The Bottomless Pit, on New Yorks WFUV, Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET.ARTIST WEBSITE | | FACEBOOK | | TWITTER
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