Tour name: Croce Plays Croce – Montalvo Arts Center
A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross.” Throughout the evening, A.J. speaks on his musical connection to his father, painting a picture for the audience of family, artistry, and memory.
Jim Croce was an American folk singer with a short-lived professional recording and touring career, followed by decades of posthumous fame as one of the greatest songwriters ever, with sales surpassing 50 million records, including three #1 songs and 10 Top-10 hits.
A.J. Croce’s 25-year career has produced nine studio albums. A virtuoso piano player, Croce has toured with Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and B.B. King. His latest album project, Just Like Medicine, out now on Compass Records, features Vince Gill and Steve Cropper, and was produced by Muscle Shoals legend Dan Penn.