Falcon presents Marshall Crenshaw on Christmas Eve

(Photo by Lisa Tanner)

Let’s not get too brazenly accustomed to the performers that the Falcon in Marlboro calls “regulars.” Christmas Eve performer Marshall Crenshaw is one such regular; he is also one of the most highly regarded guitar-pop songwriters of the last 30 years, a cognoscenti pick and the owner of a dazzlingly good catalogue of general undervalued records. The man who played Lennon in the original cast of Beatlemania is actually more in the sweet-voiced tradition of McCartney, and is a melody writer who can safely be mentioned in the same breath.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Per usual, there is no cover charge at the Falcon, but generous donation is encouraged. For more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro.