Thursday, December 2

tom waits -hard ground

In Hard Ground, O'Brien joins with renowned singer-songwriter Tom Waits ... to create a portrait of homelessness that impels us to look into the eyes of people who live "on the hard ground" and recognize our common humanity.
-via University of Texas Press [the book's publisher]
The book, which is modeled after 1941's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - a collaboration between poet James Agee and Walker Evans, who supplied shots of Depression-era farmers - marks Waits publishing debut and will be released this March.
-via Spinner

On a slightly lighter note, below find one track from the recent Preservation Hall fundraising project featuring Tom Waits.