Releasing new album Just Like Medicine on Compass Records, August 11th, A.J. Croce will be at NYC's City Winery on August 16th to showcase songs from the project. Says Croce, “I wanted to make a real soul album, but not a throwback Stax album or a Motown album or anything like that — even though Dan [Penn] was producing and there are great players from that world and Muscle Shoals on these tracks.”
Sonically and in every other way, the intention on Just Like Medicine seems to keep things real. “We recorded this album in mono, to analog tape, primarily to two tracks and we never used more than sixteen tracks,” says Croce. “We did that not to be cool or trendy, but because these days everyone seems to be listening to music primarily on little devices and tiny speakers. In a world of amazing audio possibilities, we’re all basically listening to music on transistor radios again. After that first session, Dan explained that when he worked with the Box Tops, they only had like three tracks — one for the band, one for the vocals, one for string and horns. So that became our starting point.” Come out to hear Just Like Medicine and more, details below
When: Wed., Aug 16
Where: City Winery, NYC
155 Varrick Street
Showtime: 8 p.m.