Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 5:30 PM PST
A.J. Croce ‘By Request’ Album Release Show featuring the studio band
The album release show on Thursday March 18 celebrates the release of the new A.J. Croce studio album By Request available on CD and LP for pre-order today and out on February 5 via Compass Records. The album was born of memories—of favorite artists and shows, but mostly, of late-night gatherings with groups of friends, many of them fellow musicians, with Croce at the piano taking requests. Croce revisits these musical evenings on BY REQUEST, 12 personally curated covers that traverse decades and genres, propelled by his spirited, piano mastery and emotive vocals. The covers are by artists ranging from Sam Cooke to Neil Young, The Faces to Allen Toussaint, and Billy Preston to The Beach Boys. The album and performance feature horns, singers, and his core touring band: on bass David Barard (from Allen Toussaint, Dr. John), on drums Gary Mallaber (from Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison) and on guitar Garrett Stoner. While A.J. was born into a family of artists including the late singer-songwriter Jim Croce, he’s forged his own path over his 30-year career with ten studio albums that reached radio charts like Top 40, tours with artists from B.B. King to Earth, Wind, & Fire, late night appearances, and collaborations with artists like Ben Harper, Leon Russell, and Vince Gill.