LISTEN: Two Songs From All-Woman Tom Waits Tribute Album

Patty Griffin sings “Ruby’s Arms” and Courtney Marie Andrews does “Downtown Train.”

Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits is set for release this November, the month before Tom Waits’ seventieth birthday. In celebration, Dualtone is releasing a tribute compilation featuring female musicians covering his songs. Participating artists include Phoebe Bridgers, Aimee Mann, Rosanne Cash, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more. 

Of the album, Dualtone CEO Scott Robinson said, “Tom is a true original as a songwriter, singer, and arranger. There’s just no one like him. Beneath some of the layers of sound and his truly unique vocal phrasing are some of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs I’ve ever heard. After some great creative discussions many years back with an old publishing colleague, the concept of focusing on the sheer beauty of these songs by having them interpreted by a group of amazing artists with stunning voices, was a must-do project.”

Two songs from the upcoming project are now available for listening: folk singer Patty Griffin covering “Ruby’s Arms,” off Waits’ 1980 album Heartattack And Vine, and singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews performing a Waits classic from 1985’s Rain Dogs, “Downtown Train.” Hear both below. 

Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits is out November 22 via Dualtone. Pre-order it here.


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