Tom Waits: Ice Cream Man

Written by Michael Barrett

Associate Artistic Director, NYFOS

In category: Song of the Day

Published January 31, 2020

There’s a lot of negativity in the world right now. Coronaviruus! Impeachment! The Iowa Caucus! But it’s Friday and I am choosing something to put a smile on your face. One of our most original songwriters in America- Tom Waits continues to catch my attention. His song writing is eclectic, but it’s his voice that make his songs indelible. You hear him and know immediately it’s Tom Waits. Maybe Randy Newman has that quality too. Here is “Ice Cream Man” written and sung by Tom Waits, an American original. 

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Michael Barrett is the co-founder and associate artistic director of New York Festival of Song, as well as the co-founder and music director of the Moab Music Festival in Utah. A conductor and a pianist, Michael was a protégé of Leonard Bernstein and serves as music advisor to the Leonard Bernstein Estate.


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