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Croce Plays Croce

The Tarkington // Mar 19


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Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce delivers a special night of music featuring treasured hits by his late father, Jim Croce, along with some of his own tunes and covers of classics that influenced both artists. The performance will feature such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and “Time in a Bottle,” written for A.J. himself.


The elder Croce was a folk singer whose short-lived professional recording and touring career produced three No. 1 hits, 10 Top 10 singles and over 50 million in sales. His mainstream success actually peaked after his 1973 death in a plane crash.

Opening for the 8 p.m. show will be Nicki Bluhm, a California native turned Nashville resident with a "brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul" (Chicago Tribune). In 2018, Bluhm released her first solo album, "To Rise You Gotta Fall." She has shared the stage with such artists as the Wood Brothers, the Infamous Stringdusters, George Porter Jr. and Phil Lesh.


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