Tom Waits, Andrew Bird and My Morning Jacket's Jim James Team Up for Preservation Hall Jazz Band Benefit Comp

Tom Waits, Andrew Bird and My Morning Jacket's Jim James Team Up for Preservation Hall Jazz Band Benefit Comp
Whatever you've done with your day so far is probably nothing compared to Tom Waits, who just doesn't seem to stop recording new music. Fortunately, the prolific songwriter has it in his heart to use some of his work for good. That's why he's one of the many artists who teamed up with New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band to record new music for a compilation that benefits the legendary hall.

As TwentyFourBit points out, the compilation is called Preservation and is due out early next year. Besides Waits, the album includes work from Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Bobby McFerrin, Buddy Miller and Paolo Nutini.

No tracklisting has been revealed as of yet, but we do know that Waits contributed a cover of the Mardi Gras standard "Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing".

Preservation will be out on February 16 via RED.