Tom Waits

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Tom Waits
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Waits during an interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2007
Background information
Birth nameThomas Alan Waits
Born (1949-12-07) December 7, 1949 (age 71)
Pomona, California, United States
GenresRock, experimental
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, composer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active1972–present
LabelsAsylum Records, Island Records, ANTI-
WebsiteOfficial website

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for his distinct voice, electric instrumentation, and occasionally surreal lyrics. His work often includes elements of the blues, jazz, and musical theatre.