Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets combines the shared sensibilities of
a pop-rock maestro & a band of guitar-wielding masked marauders.
Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar at age ten and has been making
music ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing the role of John
Lennon in “Beatlemania” on Broadway. Over the course of a career that’s
spanned nearly four decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe
nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in “La Bamba”) and
thousands of performances, Crenshaw’s musical output has maintained a
consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and
passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad
and remarkably loyal fan base.
“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.” – Trouser Press
Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the
guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, Link
Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique,
high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in
their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have
delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts
and dozens of films and TV shows.
“…novelty is a key ingredient, but it’s elevated by the band’s good-natured
sincerity and skill.” –NPR World Café