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Marshall Crenshaw opens summer concert series

Marshall Crenshaw opens Evanston’s free Starlight Concert Series with a solo acoustic performance from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave.

Marshall Crenshaw opens Evanston’s free Starlight Concert Series with a solo acoustic performance from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave.

After initially entering the public consciousness performing as John Lennon in the touring company production of the Broadway hit Beatlemania in the late 1970s, Crenshaw has carved out a successful musical career highlighted by the infectious Top 40 hit "Someday, Someway" from the early 1980s.

In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic La Bamba. Evanston concertgoers will be treated to classic Crenshaw attributes including an indelible sense of melody, warm vocals, and riveting guitar work.

A quote from Trouser Press sums up Marshall Crenshaw’s early career: "Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself." All Music Guide captured Crenshaw’s vibe perfectly: "He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom."

A full schedule of Starlight Concerts is available online.

 

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