Jim Croce and A.J. Croce

‘Croce: Two Generations of American Music’ coming to Wautoma

A.J. Croce, son of Jim Croce, will present his show, “Croce: Two Generations of American Music,” at Wautoma’s McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, Bowden Severns, Cooperative Care, Thrivent Financial of Wautoma & Montello, LifeQuest, Weekly Timber & Pulp and WDUX Radio.

“Croce: Two Generations of American Music,” 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.

A.J. Croce has been inextricably linked to a version of his own story by virtue of his name. He’s experienced a lifetime of comparisons to a father he lost at age two, whose music bears little resemblance to his own output yet still serves as a reference point despite the years that have passed and the many iconic mentors who have stepped in to offer their counsel, creativity and endorsement throughout his long career.

A.J. Croce’s gritty and accomplished ninth studio album, produced by legendary soul singer-songwriter and producer Dan Penn, is the latest and arguably greatest effort yet. “With Just Like Medicine” released on Aug. 11, on Compass Records he provides an authentic version of his story, which contains both unimaginable sorrow and many blessings, can be felt and understood.

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