One of America’s truly great and unique artists is turning 65 this year. Tom Waits is more than a songwriter; he’s an icon, a creator of art on so many levels far beyond what most would ever conceive of, let alone achieve. Waits’ seems to be playing with a deck of cards stacked only with Aces and appears incapable of losing, yet is revered by the world’s vagabonds, ne’er-do-wells and dropouts. He’s a hero to the downtrodden and the finest connoisseurs of music alike, and to honor his legend a talented group of musicians in their own right are performing his material at Schuba’s in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, December 9th.
The band consists of Mark Panick (Razrhouse, Revolting Cocks), Chef Chris (Rumpshakers, Handy Award winner), Jarrod Champion (The Sights, Brunswick Brawlers), David Suycotte (Stabbing Westward) and the core group, Jennifer Westwood (Emmy winning vocalist) and the Handsome Devils which is JD Mackinder (Whitey Morgan, Deadstring Brothers) and Dylan Dunbar (Rumpshakers, Whitey Morgan). It’s a stellar lineup with a hearty resume and they all share a love and passion for the work of Tom Waits.
Pulling material from throughout Waits’ extensive catalogue, the band will delight with their dynamic vocals and renditions of some of his best loved songs and the some obscure, unexpected selections of his deeper cuts. With four outstanding and engaging vocalists rotating, there will never be a dull moment on this magical evening.
Join us in paying homage to the one and only Tom Waits, his music, his style and his legacy.