Tom Waits Tribute!

tom waits.jpeg Over a dozen of Nashville’s local rockers are paying tribute to one of my favorite musicians tonight! Get Behind A Mule: An evening of Tom Waits Music will get started at nine O’clock at The Basement.

Tom Waits has a trademark growl, a distinctive writing style and the ability to meld pre-rock styles of music. His music can be classified as folk, blues, jazz, Vaudeville and sometimes industrial!

Despite having little radio play as a performer, Tom Waits has built a cult following and influenced many of today’s performers. His most famous songs are best recognized by other artists, like Bruce Springsteen who does Jersey Girl and Rod Stewart who performs Downtown Train . Tom waits has also worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films!

Tom Waits doesn’t tour often, but he did make a special stop at the Ryman Auditorium earlier this year and the Nashville show sold out within minutes! I had the honor of scoring a ticket last minute! If you haven’t had a chance to see the man himself perform, you can at least check out others impersonate the living legend. The best part of all…proceeds benefit Toys for Tots!

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