May 30, 2019

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies in New Hope

Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday in New Hope, according to a statement released by his family.

No details about his death were provided. A statement on Mr. Redbone’s website noted his death with cheeky humor: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127." His longtime publicist Jim Della Croce confirmed that his age was in fact 69.

Mr. Redbone’s career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario and praised his performance. Dylan said that if he had ever started a label, he would have signed Mr. Redbone.

October 05, 2017

Producer from Delaware Water Gap coordinates benefit concert, recalls events of shooting

DELAWARE WATER GAP — Producer Jim Della Croce was short on time Sunday between his client’s rehearsal and filming video for a country-music-inspired line of clothing. He skipped dinner during those hours on the Las Vegas studio set.

That missed meal may have saved his life.

“We finished the video around 9:30 p.m. and called it a wrap,” Della Croce said. “They asked if we wanted to go the show.”

May 04, 2017

It's Your Thing Podcast Interview

Podcast Interview with Jim Della Croce

December 29, 2016

After 50 Years “The Jimmy Dean Show” is Back on air with RFD-TV

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) Before there was “Hee Haw,” the “Muppet Show” or “Get Smart,” there was “The Jimmy Dean Show,” which featured the early beginnings of all three iconic TV series. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, RFD-TV will re-debut the popular music variety series that originally aired on ABC-TV from 1963 to 1966. The popular hour-long weekly series introduced audiences to one of the first Jim Henson Muppets, Rowlf the Dog, featured a rising young comedian named Don Adams, who’d later star in his own show as secret agent Maxwell Smart, and hosted Roy Clark, Buck Owens and employed staff writers Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth, who would go on to create “Hee Haw.”

June 21, 2011

Industry Ink: Conway Launches Show Me Festival

Tony Conway, President of CEG Live Concert Events, produced the first annual Show Me Music And Arts Festival in Springfield, Mo. last weekend (June 17-19). Among the top-name performers were Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Train, Big & Rich, One Republic, Little Big Town, and Kellie Pickler.

July 04, 2010

Pressing On in Public Relations for the Poconos

For 25 years, The Press Office has been in Nashville, Tenn. It now has the Poconos as its home.

Owner Jim Della Croce grew up in the Poconos, and although he moved away, he always called this area his home. The publicist, manager and producer has done a lot of business in the area, so he felt it was time to move his operations here.

July 25, 2009

Billboard Magazine: John Anderson

April 16, 2009

Jim Della Croce Featured on WRLT’s ‘Music Business Radio’

Host DAVID HOOPER chats with JIM about his career as the owner and founder of THE PRESS OFFICE and PATHFINDER MANAGEMENT, as well as his work with artists like JOHN ANDERSON, MARTINA McBRIDE, VINCE GILL, WAYLON JENNINGS, THE CLASH, EDDIE MONEY and more.

January 16, 2009

Don Murry Grubbs Launches Nashville PR firm

NASHVILLE, TN: Don Murry Grubbs, who previously worked as an independent contractor with music-focused firm The Press Office, launched Absolute Publicity in January. Absolute represents Pam Tillis, Nash Street, Mitchell Keller, and The Finnegan Brothers. It will work in conjunction with The Press Office and its owner Jim Della Croce to provide support for Aaron Tippin, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, and NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli.

December 20, 2002

Hot Talk: Label Sticks and Anderson Salutes

Hal Ketchum has signed as his new manager Jim Della Croce of Pathfinder Management. The Grand Ole Opry star will have a new self-produced album out on Curb Records in March. He continues to be booked by the Bobby Roberts Company.

October 04, 2001

Night Ranger Signs With Pathfinder Management

Nashville, TN - Eighties rock innovators and perennial rock'n'roll powerhouse, Night Ranger, have signed with Jim Della Croce's Pathfinder Management for exclusive personal management.

Night Ranger is best known for their hits, "(You Can Still) Rock In America," "Sister Christian," "When You Close Your Eyes," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "Sentimental Street."

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Jim Della Croce Featured on Billboard - July 25, 2009

Jim Della Croce Featured on Billboard - July 25, 2009

Jim Della Croce Interviewed on It's Your Thing Podcast - May 4, 2017