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The Sangamon Valley Roots Revival features sixty minutes of the roots of American music.From jumpin’ blues, western swing and hillbilly bop of the 1940’s to the rockabilly of the 1950’s and the Bakersfield twang of the 1960’s, the roots revival covers all of the musical styles that would converge into mid-century rock and roll. Enjoy classic cuts from the original artists and even more from modern day purveyors of the genre. Whether you love Hank Williams, Elvis or the Old 97’s, you’ll hear it all on the SVRR.Contact Sean Burns

Marshall Crenshaw + Bottle Rockets


  Michigan native Marshall Crenshaw hasn’t stopped playing music since he rose to fame in the 1980s. It’s been a career that spans just over 30 years – he’s also been an author, actor, radio host, and music producer.

He played Buddy Holly in the movie La Bamba and portrayed John Lennon in Beatlemania. His hit ‘Someday, Someway’ hit the top 40 billboard charts. Crenshaw has a unique sound that has been linkened to past rockabilly stars. He’s joined by the Bottle Rockets tomorrow night at the Hoogland. Here's the interview with Crenshaw:


Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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