Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) will kick off its Ninth Performing Arts Series with Croce Plays Croce on Oct. 14. The concert will be held in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus.
Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for students of ASUMH or children 18 and under, plus fees. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are available online at www.thesheid.com or by phone at (800) 965-9324.
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”, to name a few. Classic covers may include songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith and other folk and roots artists.
Jim Croce was an American folk singer with a short-lived professional recording and touring career, and decades of posthumous fame as one of the greatest songwriters and artists ever. With sales surpassing 50 million records, including three #1 songs and 10 Top 10 hits.
A.J. Croce’s 25-year touring and recording career has produced nine studio albums that have been released via both major and independent labels, and have charted 18 Top 20 singles and all nine albums on the radio including on Top 40, Americana and Blues.
A virtuoso piano player, he has performed at a TED Talk and gave a master class at the University of Barcelona. Croce has performed on major talk shows and news programs including The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, MTV, and VH1.
He’s toured with such esteemed artists as Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind, and Fire and B.B. King. A.J.’s latest album project, Just Like Medicine, out on Compass Records, features Vince Gill and Steve Cropper, and was produced by Muscle Shoals legend Dan Penn.
Last Fall he released a single “I Got a Name” which was a song made famous by his father in 1973. He recorded the song for a Goodyear commercial with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
For more information, contact the Vada Sheid Community Development Center Box Office at (870) 508-6280 or stop by in person from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Photos: Attached of AJ Croce – credit to Joshus Black Wilkins
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