Tom Wait’s voice was once described as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car.” He is without doubt one of the most original, uncompromising artists around combining, vaudeville tunes, blues, jazz, folk and rock sung in his distinctive gruff, gravelly voice, accompanied by piano, guitar, strings, together with an assortment of clattering objects.
Wait’s albums include Bone Machine, Mule Variations (both awarded Grammys), Rain Dogs, Blue Valentine, Heart Attack and Vine, One From the Heart and Swordfishtrombones. He’s included among the 2010 list of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers as well as its 2015 list of 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
He’s also a sometime actor and appeared in One from the Heart, The Cotton Club, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Short Cuts. He’s composed for films and was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. In 2018 Tom Waits will star in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the latest film from the Coen Brothers.
We’re thrilled to have Tom Waits on board our auction for the first time with these Goodyear buckled boots embossed with gold glitter.