Tom Waits To Make Rare Appearance

Tom Waits performing at Paramount Theater this past Feb. 4. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Tom Waits, who has become something of a recluse in recent

years, will make a rare appearance at another benefit to raise money to help

pay for Don Hyde, a film-maker friend of Waits who incurred large legal bills

fighting drug charges that have since been dropped. (This past February Waits

headlined a benefit for Hyde.) On August 11, Waits will headline "Storming

Heaven," which will take place at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg, CA. The

concert will, in addition to Waits, feature Charlie Sexton, T-Bone Burnett, Sam

Phillips, Tonio K and Alejandro Escovedo. The theater only holds 600 people.

Tickets are expected to be about $100 per person. For more details, check out

the Waits' web site: www.nwu.edu/waits/index.html