Marshall Crenshaw May 9 on KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round

Marshall Crenshaw has been working both on-stage and behind the scenes in the music biz since he was 10. His biggest hit was his classic debut album in 1982, but he’s continued to craft catchy pop for discerning fans ever since. Hear him communicate to a younger generation on Musical Merry-Go-Round on Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 am CST.

Crenshaw has become a “power pop” icon, though he somewhat eschews the term. His career is extensive: He got his start playing John Lennon off-broadway, portrayed Buddy Holly in the film La Bamba, penned the Gin Blossom’s hit “Till I Hear it From You,” and recently was nominated for Grammy for the title track to the film Walk Hard. His sound reflects his past and present, evoking the rhythm structure of Buddy Holly while retaining the storytelling present in “Till I Hear it From You.” Jaggedland, his newest release, offers musings on the state of Crenshaw’s world as it intersects with the world around him. He performed at a house concert in Saint Louis and at Off Broadway on April 2, 2009.

Written by Megan Dougherty for KDHX website

KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round
recent weekly In-studio live performance musical guests:

8/16 Jesse Irwin
8/23 Celia
8/30 Forbidden Fruit Snacks
9/6 The Wiyos
9/13 Jim Meyer from St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
9/20 Cowboy Randy Erwin
9/27 Celia
10/4 Brave Combo
10/11 Caleb Travers
10/18 Farmer Jason Ringenberg
10/25 Sergio Wals
11/1 Tommy Halloran
11/8 Members of The St. Louis Banjo Club
11/15 Jesse Irwin
11/22 Dar Williams
11/29 Asylum Street Spankers
12/06 Bob Reuter
12/13 Trout Fishing in America
12/20 Geoff Koch
12/27 Ellis Paul
1/3 Miss Jubilee and The Humdingers

1/10 Cowboy Randy Erwin

1/17 Jim Meyer from St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

1/24 Hot Club of Cowtown
1/31 Brave Combo
2/7 Village Green Preservation Society
2/14 Forbidden Fruitsnacks
2/21 Bob Case
2/28 Choro Guys
3/7 Zeda’s Beatbox
3/14 Wack-A-Doo
3/21 Cowboy Randy Erwin
3/28 Membership Drive highlights of past performers
4/4 Membership Drive highlights of past performers
4/11 Pokey LaFarge
4/18 Members of St. Louis Banjo Club
4/25 Ralph Covert
5/2 John Henry
5/9 Marshall Crenshaw
5/16 Junior League Band
5/23 Trout Fishing In America
5/30 Sergio Wals
6/6 Hot Club Of Cowtown
6/13 Harptallica


  • Saturday Morning Fans


    KDHX Saturday morning performances are great.
    Thanks to KDHX and Grandfather Stark for this wonderful addition to our family’s Saturday morning “together time”