A.J. CROCE - Special Event 
Friday, July 19   
7:00 PM 
Festival Tent, Durango Mountain Resort
$49 - A Seating
$39 - B Seating 

A.J. Croce
With a four-star review in Rolling Stone, A.J. Croce's 2009 Cage of Muses, is a shining milestone on the circuitous road that the singer-songwriter has traveled - from his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast. But at this juncture, A.J. Croce, son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, is more focused on the present and the future than the past.
In the span of a 20 plus year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide, performed with a roster of his idols, and released seven charting albums. 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. 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 a string of well-regarded releases for BMG Records that expanded his audience exponentially.
A.J. has performed and toured with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Jeff Beck, Earth, Wind, & Fire.  His albums have charted the Top 40, AAA, Americana, Jazz, Blues, Independent, and College.In addition, A.J has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, MTV, CNN.
"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

Tickets available at http://www.musicinthemountains.com