A.J. Croce honors father’s legacy
A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay. This will be 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.”
The Croce Plays Croce show has become a touring hit and with two more albums celebrating a 50th anniversary, there is a special production.
Jim Croce found long-overdue success in 1972 following years of struggling to make a name in the music business. That year he released his debut album, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim, which topped the Billboard Album chart for more than a month, spawning the hit singles “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels),” and “Time in a Bottle.”
His son A.J. not only appropriately honors his father’s legacy, but further illuminates the power of the Croce pedigree with an iconic identity all his own.