Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks: James Taylor versus Jim Croce

February 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 7:30 PM
Main Stage
28.00 Advance, 30.00 Door


Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks: James Taylor versus Jim Croce

James Taylor and Jim Croce are both incredible singer/songwriters, and for this show, you’ll get to hear a set of tunes written by each of these amazing musicians.  Taylor’s songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” and many more. He has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog that runs from James Taylor (1968) and Sweet Baby James (1970) to Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002).  Jim Croce’s album I Got a Name was released on December 1, 1973, four months after his tragic death in 1974 at the age of 30.   The posthumous release included megahits: “Working’ at the Car Wash Blues”, “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song”, and the titles song.   A greatest hits album entitled Photographs and Memories was released in 1974 and hit.

Versus: James Taylor vs. Jim Croce

“From troubadours to icons..”

In their second installment of “Versus”, Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks pair two of the most quintessential singer/songwriters of the 20th Century, as they go head to head featuring the music of James Taylor and Jim Croce!  Architects of the singer/songwriter movement of the 1970’s, Taylor and Croce would construct some of the most poignant, moving and classic songs of the era!  Combined they would chart and impressive 25 Top 10 hits and sell over 100 million albums worldwide!  Hear the songs and the stories of the men behind the monumental and melodic gems that became the soundtracks to our lives!!!

Featuring ClassicsYou Don’t Mess Around with JimFire and RainOperator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)You’ve Got a FriendTime in a BottleShower the PeopleBad, Bad Leroy BrownYour Smiling Face and many, many more!!!