A KSUT Conversation With A.J. Croce On Connecting With His Father Through Music

May 12, 2016

We spoke with Croce about his cross-generational show mixing both his and his father's music. He'll appear Friday night in Durango.

A.J. Croce burst onto the music scene back in the early 1990s, playing a mix of classic songwriting styles and boogie woogie piano.

Over the years, he's released more than eight albums and collaborated with everyone from Willie Nelson, to the Neville Brothers, to Ben Harper. But one thing he steadfastly avoided for years was playing the music of his father, Jim Croce, who died when AJ was three.

Then one day, he sat down and started going through some family archives and discovered a common bond between he and the famous father he never knew.

A.J. Croce's latest shows are a mix of his music, his father's music, and the music he discovered they both loved, particularly classic R&B and soul.

He's bringing his show Two Generations of Croce Music to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Friday May 13.