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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Tom Waits and Keith Richards New Recording of “Shenandoah” Premieres on NPR’s All Songs Considered

NPR’s All Songs Considered is premiering Tom Waits’ and Keith Richards’ new recording of “Shenandoah” today. The hymn like ballad is streaming at http://n.pr/V8TDt1 and is the first track available from the upcoming 2-disc compilation, Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys produced by Hal Willner. Notes Willner, "Each time I have managed to maneuver Waits and Richards into a studio over the last 25 years or so, it always results in one for the history books. With 'Shenandoah' they collaborate and there is no word in the English language to describe it...as good as music gets." The ballad has a storied lore, first believed to have been sung by Missouri River boatmen before making its way to the sea and popularity in the 1880’s. The entire 2-disc compilation will be released February 19th on Anti Records. Its 36 songs features an eclectic array of performers including; Shane Macgowan, Patty ...

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 TOM WAITS’  ‘BAD AS ME’ GETS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR “BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM”
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

TOM WAITS’ ‘BAD AS ME’ GETS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR “BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM”

TOM WAITS’ received the seventh Grammy nomination of his decades long career for his critically lauded and first Billboard “Top Ten Album,” BAD AS ME. “Best Alternative Music Album” category has been a head scratcher since its 1991 inception, regarded as a slot for respected artists whose work defies labels ...

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