Thomas Alan Waits born in California in 1949 is an American singer songwriter, composer and actor. With his distictive voice, his incorporation of varied music styles and experimental tendencies, Waits has built up a unique musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musicals and has acted in supporting roles in films, including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best known through cover versions by more commercial artists: “Jersey Girl” performed by Bruce Springsteen, “Ol’ ’55” by the Eagles, and “Downtown Train” by Rod Stewart. Although Waits’ albums have been met with mixed commercial success in the US, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also included among the 2010 list of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers and the 2015 list of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Tom Waits. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Tom Waits albums and most notable recordings.