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Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits @ The Way Station
Dec 3, 2014 @ 7:45 pm - Dec 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am| Free
The Way Station continues their Tribute Series by honoring consummate singer-songwriter and performance artist Tom Waits on December 3, 2014 from 7:45pm-12am a few days before Tom’s 65th birthday. The Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits evening will begin at 7:45pm with a reading of the Waits ominous classic, “What’s He Building?” by Way Station soundman, raconteur and resident Aussie madman Miles Portek. Music will directly follow with singer songwriters Joshua Garcia, Rosa Tu and Mary-Elaine Jenkins each performing three to four Waits covers during their respective thirty-minute sets. The true breath of the Waits extensive catalog can be heard during the 24-song set performed by seven-piece band and headliners, Big in Japan. Don’t miss a single track as re-imagined by these most reverential performers.
7:45pm- Miles Portek Reads, “What’s He Building?”
Genre: Folk, Country, Blues
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie
Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer/songwriter whose music and writing style draw from the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua spent time writing and performing in Providence, RI before settling down in Brooklyn, New York.
A firm believer in the power of song and ‘the album’ as an artistic format, Joshua is currently in pre-production for his first official release slated for December 2014/January 2015.
Stay tuned! and as he often tells his audiences:
“If you do your best to listen; I’ll do my best to remember the words!
8:30pm- Rosa Tu
For fans of: Neko Case, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell
Rosa is an American woman who writes and performs songs. Her songs are acoustic, multi-layered stories that spend time in living rooms, coffee shops and other quiet spaces. Her influences range from Leonard Cohen, to traditional Bulgarian music, to the soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII. Rosa feels happy cooking/eating delicious food, lying on the floor in homey spaces, and singing. She hopes that her music will continue to evolve, and to evoke lost feelings and a sense of warmth to the people who listen to it.
9pm- Mary-Elaine Jenkins
For fans of: The Delta Blues, Lucinda Williams, Cat Power, Ryan Adams
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a New York-based blueswoman. A South Carolina native and lifelong musician, she began performing live when she moved to Washington, DC for college. She came to New York by way of Madrid, where she spent two years teaching English, roaming around, and playing a whole lot of music. Her sound is a delicious and ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock ‘n roll, specializing in the sultry/spooky. This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music.
10pm-12am- Big in Japan
Julie Margolies – vocals
Jonathan Horn – vocals and guitar
Emily Fellner – vocals, accordion and trumpet
Gene Caprioglio – vocals and guitar
Pauli Diamond – vocals, soprano sax and keyboards
Richard Bryant – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Joel Darelius – vocals and bass