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Watch Trampled By Turtles & Elizabeth Cook Cover Tom Waits In Grand Rapids

Trampled by Turtles teamed up with singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook to cover “Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)” by Tom Waits during their concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 26. The Duluth, Minnesota-based string band unveiled pro-shot video on YouTube featuring their “Old Shoes” collaboration at GLC Live at 20 Monroe.
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Tom Waits Delivers Rare Live Performance at Hal Willner Tribute Event

Renowned songwriter Tom Waits delivered a rare live performance at a New York event honoring the late Saturday Night Live longtime sketch music producer Hal Willner. The music producer passed in 2020. Before his passing, he led an extensive number of star-studded compilations including I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico which was released posthumously last year.
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Tom Waits Gives Rare Live Performance At Star-Studded Hal Willner Tribute In Brooklyn

Last night, a bunch of musicians honored the late Hal Willner at a private event in New York City, as Brooklyn Vegan points out. Willner, who passed away in early 2020, was Saturday Night Live‘s longtime sketch music producer and was behind a ton of star-studded tribute events and compilations — the most recent was I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, which was released posthumously last year.
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Tom Morello Turns Tom Waits Classic Into Pop-Rock Hymn With X Ambassadors

Rage Against the Machine guitarist teams with pop songsters X Ambassadors on a strummy, soulful version of singer Tom Waits' gritty 1999 pean "Come On Up to the House." The rendition replete with gospel choir represents one-half of Morello's new Spotify Singles release that emerged on Wednesday (March 16). The...
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Imagine a “Deadwood” Musical With Music by Tom Waits? It Almost Happened.

In early 2004, HBO debuted a high-profile television series in the timeslot just after the show that had solidified the channel’s reputation for original programming. Watching another great episode of The Sopranos immediately followed by the instant-classic Western Deadwood pretty much solidified TV’s “golden age.” Both shows have also had notable followups in the years since: Deadwood got a two-hour movie that tied up some loose ends from the series, while The Many Saints of Newark offered an expanded look at the history of several Sopranos characters.
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Tom Morello – “Come On Up To The House” (Tom Waits Cover)

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello is the latest artist to put out a Spotify Singles series. His two-track contribution to the streaming service includes a cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To The House,” off his 1999 album Mule Variations. Morello recruited X Ambassadors frontman Sam Harris to sing on the track. Harris also featured on Morello’s most recent solo album The Atlas Underground Flood, which came out back in December. His Spotify Singles entry also contains a different rendition of that album’s Ben Harper-featuring “Raising Hell.” Check it out below.
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