Master singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw will debut his latest album in Woodbridge at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Music on Main Street concert series, 69 Main Street. Individual concert tickets are $22 advance, $25 at the door, with discounts for 3 or more concerts. Advance tickets are available by ordering online at www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.com; call (732) 602-6015 for information.
The Spring 2010 edition of Central Jersey's newest live music series takes place at United Methodist Church, 69 Main Street, downtown Woodbridge, at 7:30 p.m. with Marshall Crenshaw (Apr. 14), Janis Ian (Apr. 21), Al Stewart (May 12) and Raul Midón (May 19).
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and 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.
His 1982 debut album, Marshall Crenshaw, was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. Crenshaw's second album, 1983's Field Day, was another critical smash and led to a successful slate of 20-plus years of studio recordings that offered a fascinating evolutionary journey through an array of musical landscapes.
Jaggedland, Crenshaw's first studio recording in more than six years, is his most musically dynamic and lyrically intimate collection yet. Classic Crenshaw attributes including an indelible sense of melody and tuneful essence combine to create a rich warmth and intimacy on every song of Jaggedland. The recording has a powerful vibe of immediacy thanks to Crenshaw's warm vocals and riveting guitar work.
"Music on Main Street is a dynamic blend of American songwriting styles from the late 1960s to the present-day," says New York music critic Bill Brandenburg. "It's an exciting mix of original music that highlights some of the top creative talents performing today."