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Monday, August 21st, 2006

Tom Waits gives the world Orphans!

Published by www.pitchforkmedia.com 08/18/06: What do Tom Waits fans have in common with Daddy Warbucks? Both love to bring home orphans! Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, a three-CD set of new and rare Waits material is due out November 21 on Anti. The 54-track release includes a 94-page booklet and …

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Live Review

Tom Waits looks like a scarecrow and sings like a monster. He growls and howls, he whispers, he wheezes like a muted trumpet. Needless to say, his voice isn’t for everyone. But its grainy texture and peculiar expressiveness, along with Waits’ mysterious persona and nourish songwriting, have made this avant-garde …

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Nashville Scene Live Review

TOM WAITS did something last Saturday at The Ryman that may have been a first in the annals of Nashville music: he asked the moonstruck audience to stop clapping in time as he played. Perhaps only he could have pulled it off without seeming like a prima donna or a …

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Akron live review

Akron prizes golden ticket to rare show By David Giffels One of the things I like about Akron is that we don't take our privileges for granted. We are good children when invited to fortune's table. So the lobby conversations preceding Tom Waits' Akron Civic Theatre concert Sunday evening generally …

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Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Tough wait

Tom Waits plays the South for the first time in decades and leaves his spirit at home When Bob Dylan plays a minor-league baseball park in Winston-Salem on Aug. 18, he may thank the audience once. He probably won't say a word. Instead, Dylan will stand and deliver, directing a …

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

San Diego Tribune cover Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the legendary folk singer who passed Woody Guthrie's legacy on to Bob Dylan, turned 75 Monday. And after decades of watching more driven performers enjoy the success he's never experienced, now he's ready to get serious about his career. “I've never had that (drive), but I'm starting …

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