Marshall Crenshaw has built up an impressive body of work over the course of his career, showing a fine craft for everything he approached while stubbornly following his own creative muse. To call Crenshaw's career "interesting" would be putting things mildly. He starred in several movies and portrayed John Lennon in the road-show version of Beatlemania.
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. He assembled a bunch of like-minded show business acquaintances and issued a book about rock & roll movies entitled Hollywood Rock & Roll.
He assembled compilations for record companies (most notably Hillbilly Music...Thank God!) and contributed chapters to books on vintage guitar collecting. He is the writer of such timeless classics as "Someday Someway" and "(You're My Favorite) Waste Of Time" and wrote the Top 10 single "Til I Hear It From You" for the Gin Blossoms. He wrote the title track for the film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2005 and for that project was nominated for a Grammy as well as a Gold Globe Award. Following the movie's release two years later, Crenshaw returned to his own work with 2009's stunning Jagged Land.
To keep things interesting, Crenshaw is now creating a new model for how to put out his music by starting a subscription series for his fans, putting out vinyl and digital offerings with one new song, one newly recorded version of an old favorite, and one tasty cover he’s always wanted to record. In short, Crenshaw is a true rock & roll renaissance man, and his own music remains as vital as his alternate projects.
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Added by E_b on April 9, 2012