Friday, May 4
Saturday, April 21, 2018 ♦ 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Singer and songwriting master Marshall Crenshaw has roots in classic soul music, British Invasion songcraft, Burt Bacharach and Buddy Holly. He is perhaps best known for his Top 40 classic “Someday, Someway”, but is also a noted guitarist who uses offbeat chord progressions and concise solos. A quote from Trouser Press summed 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.” AllMusic Guide described Crenshaw's style: “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.”
Crenshaw will be backed by roots rockers the Bottle Rockets, who will also open the evening with a set of their own.
“Since the mid-1990s, Bottle Rockets bard Brian Henneman and his shifting ensemble of compadres have been crafting heartland epics within a rock 'n' roll framework, that spill beer and stir the heart on impact.” - NPR Music