Croce: Two Generations of American Music features a complete set of classics by Jim Croce, performed by A.J. Croce along with some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show includes 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.
The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist, known for his boogie-woogie piano playing reminiscent of Dr. John. 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. 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.’s music spans many genres, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. As an ivory-searing New Orleans piano style musician, A.J. established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond.