Infinity Music Hall and Marshall Crenshaw

Guess where I went Friday night?

To the town of Norfolk, CT to see Marshall Crenshaw at the Infinity Music Hall and Bistro.

We arrived early enough to have dinner downstairs in the Infinity Bistro. Rarely do I encounter a menu where everything sounds good.  It is my new favorite restaurant in CT. If I closed my eyes, I’d swear I was in New York or Portland.

I started with the steak skewers which were refreshing and tantalizing. Then I had the chicken pot pie, which was more of a chicken stew with a biscuit on top. Delicious comfort food.

For dessert, I opted for the pumpkin carrot cake with maple cream cheese frosting. TO DIE FOR.

The entire meal was a delicious and delightful event with great ambience. 🙂

Dad loved his meal,  fried calamari and panko crusted rainbow trout. Mom had a hamburger and coleslaw and pronounced it tasty.

After dinner, Dad picked me up a cool t-shirt. We headed to the bathrooms (super clean and roomy). Finally, ended up in the mezzanine.

They have full waitress service up there. The venue is a decent size, cozy enough to see the performer from the mezzanine and seating about 300 or so people total. But with more character than most venues.

These are from my cell so Marshall was closer in reality.

So Marshall Crenshaw. Probably wondering how I fell for him? As a child of the 80s whose mom had killer music taste, I grew up hearing him, The Smithereens, Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello and a shitload of amazing singers.

Coincidently, Dad also loved Marshall despite being more of a rocker dude in his day.

So when he heard that Marshall was coming to CT, he thought it would be the perfect family outing.

And it was. Marshall played some of his older stuff: Someday, Someway, Cynical Girl, Somebody Like You, Mary Anne. His voice is as solid and engaging as it was in the 80s. He’s a masterful guitar player executing some complicated stuff (or so Dad said).

He also played a couple songs off his new CD. I liked Right on Time, but my fav was Live and Learn.

I never understood why Marshall never made it bigger. He’s an amazing talent.

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6 Responses to Infinity Music Hall and Marshall Crenshaw

  1. Gerard says:

    Sounds like a really great time. Marshall is a fabulous singer/songwriter and was very popular in the 80’s. I’m a big fan of his. It is a mystery as to why he didn’t become a major headliner because he was and still is much better than a lot of his contemporaries who did make it big. But it’s great that he is still out there doing his thing. Go Marshall!

    • It was a memory making night. Marshall was great. The fam was fun. He has a Elvis Costello meets buddy holly sound. Scratching my head on why such a talent never blew up. He gets to do something he obviously loves so I guess we should alll be a little jealous of him. 🙂

  2. David Shea says:

    Glad you liked the show, nice writeup. As a longtime fan ,probably as long as your dad, it’s great that he’s totally at the top of his game with songs like “Live and Learn”. You would probably like Miracle of Science. 😀

    • Loved the show! We’ll definitely be coming back for more shows…and food. Mom was excited to hear they have weekend brunch too. I’ll have to check out Miracle of Science thanks for the tip! 🙂

  3. berry says:

    I too love Marshall crenshaw. His music is timeless. He is amazing. Glad you got to see him.
    The infinity hall is a great venue. I’ve been there several times. Great review.

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