The man who once played John Lennon in an off-Broadway touring production of “Beatlemania” released his first single, “Something’s Gonna Happen,” on Shake Records, in 1981. His self-titled debut album hit stores in ’82 and included the hit “Someday, Someway.”

Crenshaw is celebrating the three-decade benchmark with three shows at City Winery in New York City April 29-30 and May 1. Joining him will be Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan along with Graham Maby as well as Crenshaw’s brother Robert. The game plan calls for Crenshaw to perform “Something’s Gonna Happen” as well as do a complete start-to-finish rendition of his first album. Plus more. Lots more.

“As it stands now we’re planning on mostly focusing on early repertoire, sprinkling in some middle period stuff, even some brand new stuff,” Crenshaw said. “I’m normally not that big on nostalgia and don’t plan to make a habit of it, but sometimes it can be a sweet feeling, harmless fun, etc.”

Thirteen albums since his early ‘80s debut, Crenshaw is tossing CDs by the wayside to go back to physical vinyl albums to be made available through a subscription series scheduled to launch soon. For more information about everything in the Crenshaw universe, click here for the artist’s website.