Raindogs — A Tribute to the Music of Tom Waits at Memphis Music Mansion 

When John Whittemore, Memphis' own trance-n-dental musical man about town, wanted to hear the music of Tom Waits in a live setting, he decided not to leave it up to the great man's touring schedule.

Instead, he assembled a band of the city's best players for Raindogs, including Art Edmaiston, Michael Jasud, Shawn Zorn, Landon Moore, Nathan Raab, and Jack Oblivion. Not satisfied with a typical club, they booked a date at the Memphis Music Mansion, one of the few spaces in town to host house shows as alternatives to conventional venues.

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Like a hobo's stone soup, and in keeping with Mr. Waits' penchant for the theatrical, local set designer Charlotte Davis jumped in with her own ingredients, building imaginative stagings for the band's performance. The grand home on East Parkway, complete with spiral stairs, will ring out with the simmering sounds of Waits' music, alternatively eerie, earthy, sentimental, and savvy. It's a one-of-a-kind event that's sure to inspire some uncanny ensemble playing.

File under "Not your typical tribute show."

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