A.J. Croce’s Oct 4 show at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn at The Woodlands will be a special one as he presents his “Croce Plays Croce” show. Croce will play songs from his famous late father Jim Croce (Operator, I Got A Name), songs of his own and tunes that influenced them both. Be sure and check him out .What a great way to kick off the weekend!
Listen to A.J. Croce’s albums and it’s clear that he holds an abiding love for all kinds of music – Blues, Soul, Pop, Jazz, and Rock n’ Roll. It is readily apparent too that people love Croce’s diverse approach to music. His nine albums have all charted, and done so on an impressive array of charts: Top 40, Blues, Americana, Jazz, Independent, College, and Radio 1, to name a few. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter also has landed 18 singles on variety of Top 20 charts as well.
A virtuoso piano player, Croce toured with B.B. King and Ray Charles before reaching the age of 21, and, over his career, he has performed with a wide range of musicians, from Willie Nelson to the Neville Brothers; Bela Fleck to Ry Cooder. A.J. has also co-written songs with such formidable tunesmiths as Leon Russell, Dan Penn, Robert Earl Keen and multi-Grammy winner Gary Nicholson.
The late, great New Orleans piano man, and Croce hero, Allen Toussaint might have described A.J. most succinctly when he proclaimed: “In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness: pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level, and who does he sound like? The answer is himself … A.J. Croce.”