Arnolds Park, IA
Aug. 12th, 2023
This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS253)
Lineage: Audience Recording using Zoom H2 internal mics > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Adobe Audition > Track splitting using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 using dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag
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A. J. Croce
2. Nothing From Nothing (Billy Preston cover)
3. Rollin' On
4. The Heart That Makes Me Whole
5. So Much Fun
6. Better Day (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee cover)
7. Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) (Jim Croce cover)
8. Stay With Me (Faces cover)
9. Judgement Day
10. The Time Is Up
11. You Don't Mess Around With Jim (Jim Croce cover) > Easy Money
12. Nothing Can Change This Love (Sam Cooke cover)
13. I Got a Name (Jim Croce cover)
A.J. Croce- Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Wurlitzer
David Barard- Bass
James Pennebaker- Guitar
Gary Mallaber- Drums
Master pianist, songwriter and singer AJ Croce will take the stage at the eighth annual Okoboji Blue Water Festival on August 12 as the prelude to headliner Elle King. “What a coup for the festival,” said co-chair Julie Peterson. “AJ Croce has performed his beautiful music for more that three decades, and we are thrilled that he is on the card for our evening concert.”
Croce draws from a myriad of musical traditions and anti-heroes – part New Orleans, part juke joint and part soul. The author of ten charted studio albums, Croce has illustrated through the years his love and appreciation of several musical genres, including blues, soul, pop, jazz and rock. Early in his career he toured with Ray Charles and B.B. King, and the list of musicians he has played with is lengthy with such names as Willie Nelson, the Neville Brothers and Ry Cooder.
AJ’s love for the music of his late father, the prolific songwriter Jim Croce, has strengthened through the years, and his live concerts are embellished with those lovely renditions.
1. Fishin' in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song)
4. Out Yonder
5. Chain Smokin, Hard Drinkin, Woman
6. Ex's & Oh's
7. Ain't Country By Choice
8. I'm Not Drunk I'm Just Drinking (Mack Allen Smith cover)
10. Worth a Shot
11. Jersey Giant
13. Good Thing Gone
14. The Cover of Rolling Stone (Dr. Hook cover)
15. As High As Me
16. Down the Mountain
17. Long Haired Country Boy (The Charlie Daniels Band cover)
18. Love Go By
19. America's Sweetheart
20. Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
Elle King- Vocals, Guitar
Joey McClellan- Guitar
Paul DeVincenzo- Bass
Dave Scalia- Drums
Sevans Henderson- Keyboard, Wurlitzer
Iowa’s premier water quality event this summer in the Iowa Great Lakes will culminate with a prestigious musical act on stage. Genre-busting singer, songwriter and rising star Elle King will headline the evening concert of the Okoboji Blue Water Festival. King’s rise in popularity is due in part to her versatility as a musician and her bold forays into several different genres.
King’s musical style is influenced by country, rock and blues, a diversity that has endeared her to fans. Her notoriety as a recording artist is maturing, and she slays a live show. A CMA and ACM Award winner and four-time Grammy Award nominee, King’s music is steeped in every genre of vintage Americana, grown from her hardscrabble upbringing in Oklahoma. With famous parents – superstar actor and comedian Rob Schneider and international model London King – Elle fought early to forge her own identity through her music. The release of her debut album, Love Stuff, in 2015, sent her on the way.
Tapers notes: Sound on this one actually turned out a bit better than I was thinking it would. I debated whether or not to bring my stand, and ultimately decided to and figured if I was asked to take it down, then that's just the way it goes. I set it up about head high (6ft.) and hoped for the best. Security walked by multiple times and didn't say a word, so it worked out pretty good. There is some crowd chatter as it wasn't above the crowd, but for the most part, this is pretty listenable. I was more excited to see A.J. Croce, my roommate was excited to see Elle King, so it worked out great for both us.
"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"