“A direct descendant on the legendary Buddy Holly's musical tree.”
Marshall Crenshaw will perform at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage.
Over the course of a career that has spanned three decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances and thousands of performances, Marshall Crenshaw has acquired a broad and loyal fan base. Known as one of pop music’s most versatile guitarists, his music has roots in classic soul music and Buddy Holly, to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba.
He also played John Lennon in the musical Beatlemania on Broadway and had a cameo appearance as the reunion musician in the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married.
Thom Bland was an integral part of the regional independent radio station WYCE for many years armed with an extensive breadth of musical knowledge spanning numerous genres. Here is his take on the upcoming show:
“The similarities go beyond the framed glasses, Marshall Crenshaw is a direct descendant on the legendary Buddy Holly's musical tree. Songs about young love and forever commitment. ‘Whenever You're On My Mind’ gives me goosebumps and makes me want to swing my partner every time I hear it. Hoping to recapture that feeling by seeing Marshall live at The Dogwood. In addition to possibly thanking him for his music. I would also thank him for recognizing the youthful talent of Traverse City's very own, The Accidentals.”
Crenshaw is noted for his hit single “Someday, Someway,” and other classics such as “(You’re My) Favorite Waste of Time,” and “Cynical Girl", and in 2014, he was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. His songs were featured on several film soundtracks and covered by such diverse artists as Robert Gordon, Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Marti Jones, and the Gin Blossoms.
Tickets are $20 and are available by clicking here, through the Dogwood Box Office, or downtown Fremont at NCCA-Artsplace. Seating style is reserved seating. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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