FRIENDS & FAMILY OF JIM CROCE CELEBRATE HIS LIFE -
AND MUSIC - 40 YEARS AFTER HIS TRAGIC DEATH
Jim Croce wasn't
just a prolific singer/songwriter and one of Philadelphia's most
famous performers...he was a really
His friends and family are passionate about keeping his
memory - along with the memory of his lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen
- and their music alive.
Several of Jim's friends who worked and collaborated
with him - along with members of his family - will share stories
between performances by the preeminent tribute band, "Maggie's
The evening opens with a performance by the Villanova Spires,
the a cappella group Jim sang with during his days as a student of
Folk authority Gene
Shay will emcee.
WHY are people traveling as far
as Canada, Rhode Island, and Georgia to attend the Tribute?
the featured article on 98.1 WOGL'S site. CLICK
WHAT thoughts went through the
head of Jim's friend, and first musical partner Mike DiBenedetto when
he first heard Croce on the radio?
WHERE were Croce and his lead
guitarist Maury Muehleisen traveling when their plane tragically
Read the article that appeared in the News of Delaware County
about the Tribute. CLICK
Pennsylvania town did Jim and his wife Ingrid move to when their
first album did not sell as they had hoped?
Program Director of WXPN, answers that question on The Key, the
online site featuring the best in Philly music.
Bruce Warren's post about the Tribute. CLICK HERE.
Hosted by Folk Music Authority
Founder and original emcee of the Philadelphia Folk
Festival, Gene has been deemed "The Dean of American Folk
DJs" by the Philadelphia
Daily News and "the Grandfather of Philadelphia
Folk Music" by the Philadelphia
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
$17 - $20
Proceeds benefit the Upper Darby Arts &
Education Foundation where a scholarship in Croce's name has been
Driving 10 hours to pay tribute
to a gifted singer/songwriter we lost far too early is not an
imposition. It is a way that I can learn more about his real
home; tell others about his time in Canada; and, help support the
programs at Upper Darby High School.
Traveling from Canada to attend Tribute
Tickets WILL be available at the door.
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