AJ Croce & Robbie Fulks - 8/16Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
- Bar Stool
at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
About A.J. Croce:
From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. In celebration of his career, A.J. Croce will re-release his highly successful album, That’s Me in the Bar, on the year of its 20th anniversary. With his unique jazz piano stylings and blues-tinged voice, the 12-track album established Croce as a singular artistic force in 1995. The re-release will feature a bonus track, “If You Want Me to Stay,” recorded 20 years ago but locked in the vault until now.
The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20+-year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, and CNN, and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.
A loyal and appreciative audience and glowing press from Rolling Stone to the New York Times confirms the appeal of A.J’s genre-spanning music, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. An ivory-searing New Orleans piano style established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond. Initially signed as a jazz artist, he subsequently charted with an Americana roots release and recorded two well-regarded releases for BMG Records that expanded his audience exponentially. His subsequent albums were released on various independent labels and his own label, Seedling Records, established in 2003 to release his own records and that of other artists.
Having spent three years in Nashville where a packed weekly schedule of co-writing sharpened his writing to a keen edge, A.J. says that back home in California his song craft took an instant turn. “I began writing for myself again,” he confirms. He also began collaborating with the great Leon Russell (“A Song for You,” “This Masquerade”). “It’s a thrill and a little surreal to collaborate with Leon Russell. He’s been an influence and an inspiration as long as I can remember,” said A.J. at the time.
A dedicated family man, an adventurous artist and a confident creator; in this phase in his life and career, A.J. is focused less on expectations and more on instincts. “I generally want to do the stuff that makes me feel good,” he says. And like the blues greats who influenced him, A.J. Croce continues to create stellar music with longevity, authenticity and truth.
“…”That’s Me In The Bar” [is] a perfect foray into A.J. Croce's sultry, smooth vocals and hybrid sound, from the wailing organ and harmonies of gospel to the lilting guitar stylings of the blues." –Elmore Magazine
“A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!” - Willie Nelson
“One of the greatest young songwriters” – David Wild, Rolling Stone
About Robbie Fulks:
Robbie Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina and Virginia, and now lives near Chicago. His records include the influential early “alternative country” classics Country Love Songs (1996) and South Mouth (1997), the widely acclaimed Georgia Hard (2005), Gone Away Backward, and, most recently, Upland Stories, which earned two Grammy nominations and was named as one of 2016’s best by Rolling Stone and NPR among many others. He has performed on WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry,” PRI’s “Prairie Home Companion,” PBS’s Austin City Limits, NBC’s Today Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and 30 Rock. Artists who have recorded his songs include Sam Bush, Andrew Bird, Mollie O’Brien, Kelly Hogan, Mekons, Rosie Flores, and Old 97s. His writing has appeared in GQ, DaCapo Press’s Best Music Writing anthologies for 2001 and 2004, and A Guitar and A Pen: Stories by Country Music’s Greatest Songwriters. As an instrumentalist, he has accompanied the Irish fiddle master Liz Carroll, the distinguished jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman, the bluegrass band Special Consensus, and the New Orleans pianist Dr. John. Artists he has produced include George Jones, Mavis Staples, Dallas Wayne, and Linda Gail Lewis. He tours yearlong with various configurations.