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Croce Plays Croce |

“Croce Plays Croce” features a complete set of classics by his father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Workin’ At the Car Wash Blues,” “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), “One Less Set of Footsteps,” “Lovers Cross,” and “Box #10,” to name a few.

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Box #10


AJ CROCE Rapid Roy

AJ CROCE I've Got A Name

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“Croce Plays Croce” features a complete set of classics by A.J.'s father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Workin’ At the Car Wash Blues,” “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), “One Less Set of Footsteps,” “Lovers Cross,” and “Box #10,” to name a few.

A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist, known for his boogie-woogie piano playing reminiscent of Dr. John. AJ has recorded eight studio albums for both major and indie labels in 23 years as a professional artist and musician. His music incorporates pop, blues, folk, and jazz, and has charted on seven radio charts including Top 40. He’s shared the stage with many notable artists including James Brown, Willie Nelson, Bela Fleck, co-written songs with greats like Leon Russell, and been produced by legends like the late Allen Toussaint. A.J. has appeared on many television shows including Good Morning America and The Tonight Show. From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. In celebration of his career, A.J. Croce will re-release his highly successful album, That’s Me in the Bar, on the year of its 20th anniversary. With his unique jazz piano stylings and blues-tinged voice, the 12-track album established Croce as a singular artistic force in 1995. The rerelease will feature a bonus track, “If You Want Me to Stay,” recorded 20 years ago but locked in the vault until now. The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20+-year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, and CNN, and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper. A loyal and appreciative audience and glowing press from Rolling Stone to the New York Times confirms the appeal of A.J’s genre-spanning music, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. An ivory-searing New Orleans piano style established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond. Initially signed as a jazz artist, he subsequently charted with an Americana roots release and recorded two well-regarded releases for BMG Records that expanded his audience exponentially.  His subsequent albums were released on various independent labels and his own label, Seedling Records, established in 2003 to release his own records and that of other artists. Having spent three years in Nashville where a packed weekly schedule of co-writing sharpened his writing to a keen edge, A.J. says that back home in California his song craft took an instant turn. “I began writing for myself again,” he confirms. He also began collaborating with the great Leon Russell (“A Song for You,” “This Masquerade”). “It’s a thrill and a little surreal to collaborate with Leon Russell. He’s been an influence and an inspiration as long as I can remember,” said A.J. at the time.


A.J. Croce is no stranger to tragedy.

His father, the famed singer-songwriter Jim Croce, died in a plane crash just eight days before Adrian James Croce’s second birthday. Two years later, Croce would lose his eyesight, and although he would eventually regain some limited vision in one eye, he took to the piano in the meantime and said his early influences became Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

Still, with all he’s been through, Croce says 2018 was the worst year of his life. In the midst of a serious health issue of his own, Croce lost his wife of nearly three decades, Marlo Croce, to a sudden, rare virus.

“Her passing was literally overnight,” Croce told the Standard-Examiner in a phone interview from his Nashville, Tenn., home. “She left Nashville, left healthy, and passed away the next day from a virus. I was, as far as my career went, fine. But as far as my personal life, I was devastated."  Read more....

Mark Saal - Standard Examiner

Croce Plays Croce - City Winery D.C.

A.J. Croce plays timeless barrelhouse boogie-woogie. Born musical royalty, son of the legendary Jim Croce, A.J. has tapped into something even older and deeper: He belongs to the tradition of bards and troubadours that extends back at least as far as Homer. Read more....
Mark Engleson

Discovering a deep connection, A.J. Croce honors dad with tribute show

Jim Croce's music connected with so many people — even though he recorded and toured his albums all in the last 18 months of his life.
His son, A.J. Croce, became a successful musician himself — with nine albums garnering 18 top 20 singles and spanning decades. He never really knew his father, but he discovered a deep connection later in life. 
This led him to create "Croce Plays Croce," a show featuring songs by both him and his father, as well as artists that influenced both of them
Lindsay C. VanAsdalan, York Dispatch

A.J. Croce Celebrates Two Generations of Music - Boulton Center Bay Shore, NY

No matter how old music may be, it can connect us in the most extraordinary of ways. Timeless, it does not discriminate, instead, it bridges the gap between generations, and often can give us the missing pieces of life we are looking for. Born in the early fall of 1971, to Ingrid and famed Singer-Songwriter Jim Croce, Adrian James, A.J. for short, is one of those old souls who finds connection with music of the past...READ MORE
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7/28/2019 Bernardo Winery
San Diego, CA
8/16/2019 Mauch Chunk Opera House
Jim Thorpe, PA
9/22/2019 Artwalk Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
9/27/2019 - 9/28/2019 Franklin Theatre
Croce Plays Croce
Franklin, TN
10/04/2019 Dosey Doe - The Big Barn
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Woodlands, TX
10/05/2019 Lutcher Theater
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Orange, TX
10/12/2019 Reynolds Performance Hall
Croce Plays Croce
Conway, AR
10/18/2019 The Thrasher Opera House
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Green Lake, WI
10/19/2019 The Sheldon Theatre
Red Wing, MN
10/26/2019 Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Iola, KS
11/15/2019 Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
11/16/2019 Rockland Center for the Arts
West Nyack, NY
1/25/2020 River Raisin Centre for the Arts
Croce Plays Croce
Monroe, MI
2/01/2020 Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
Croce Plays Croce
Bartlett, TN
2/06/2020 Harris Center for the Arts
Folsom, CA
2/07/2020 Nakano Theatre
Torrance, CA
2/08/2020 Cal Poly Tech
San Luis Obispo, CA
2/15/2020 South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Corce Plays Croce
Cutler Bay, FL
2/21/2020 - 2/23/2020 Egyptian Theatre
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Park City, UT
3/21/2020 High Point Theatre & Exhibition Center
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High Point, NC
4/16/2020 Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Durango, CO
4/30/2020 Reif Performing Arts Center
Grand Rapids, MN
5/01/2020 Historic Holmes Theatre
Detroit Lakes, MN
5/02/2020 Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center-St. Cloud
St. Cloud, MN

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