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 just re-released his highly successful album, That’s Me in the Bar, on the year of its 20th anniversary, which is his first album to chart on the radio, twice in two different decades. With his unique jazz piano stylings and blues-tinged voice, the 12-track album established Croce as a singular artistic force in 1995. The rerelease included a bonus track, “If You Want Me to Stay,” recorded 20 years ago but locked in the vault until now. The album features music luminaries including Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Robben Ford, Bill Payne (Little Feat), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on the bonus track, and producer/drummer Jim Keltner (Eric Clapton). Both this year’s re-issue and last year’s new album Twelve Tales were released on Compass Records (Ron Sexsmith, Colin Hay) and available on both CD and vinyl.

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