August 8, 2016 Singer Marshall Crenshaw to Perform at Library's Packard Campus

Press Contact: Sheryl Cannady, Office of Communications (202) 707-6456
Public Contact: Rob Stone (202) 707-0851

Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw will be featured in concert at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21.

After getting an early break playing John Lennon in a touring company of the Broadway musical "Beatlemania," Crenshaw began his recording career with the now-legendary indie single "Something’s Gonna Happen." His growing popularity in his adopted hometown of New York City helped Crenshaw close a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. That collection established Crenshaw as one of the era’s preeminent rock ’ n’ rollers.

Along the way, Crenshaw’s compositions have been covered by many performers, including Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and the Gin Blossoms, with whom Crenshaw co-wrote the Top 10 single "Til I Hear It From You." He has also provided music for several film soundtracks, appeared in the films "La Bamba" (in which he portrayed Buddy Holly) and "Peggy Sue Got Married," and was nominated for Grammy and Golden Globe awards for writing the title track for the film comedy "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."

Since 2011, Crenshaw has hosted a radio show, "The Bottomless Pit," on New York’s WFUV. He recently worked on Martin Scorsese’s and Mick Jagger’s HBO series "Vinyl" and doing "some session work, a little bit of songwriting … "

All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve seats for this concert, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994 during regular business hours. For further information on the theater and film series, visit In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations.

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