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***We are pleased to announce that Tom and ANTI- are going to release a second printing of the second edition of the poem “Seeds on Hard Ground”. This will be the final printing and the last chance to purchase this limited edition chap book. The second printing we will be limited to 1000 copies in North America. The street date will be February 28th. You can pre-order the book here.

Tom Waits is releasing a limited edition chap book of “Seeds On Hard Ground” exclusively through his website in collaboration with Anti records to raise funds for homeless services in his region and to bring attention to a growing problem in today’s hard times.

Both Waits and Anti Records are donating all proceeds of the poem, each edition limited to 1,000 copies each in North America and Europe, to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma County’s Homeless Referral Services and Family Support Center operated by Catholic Charities. Orders can be placed here.


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"Seeds On Hard Ground" was inspired by Michael O'Brien's photographic portraits of the homeless. An abridged rearranged version of the poem will appear alongside O'Brien's photographs in the upcoming book Hard Ground." Read More

We are aware of some audio problems with a select number  of the red vinyl Tom Waits albums. We seriously don’t want you stuck with an inferior product so if you are one of these few people , please go to http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/help and send us an email with your order number and your issue. In return we’ll send you a brand new quality assured record and a return postage label so you can just send the defective album back in the same box the new one arrived in. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. Read More

Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart inhabited the world right under noses with his brush, his voice, and his music. He listened with his eyes and he saw with his ears…..Wondrous, secret,,, and profound, he was a diviner of the highest order..he described the indescribable…if he was a horse; he’d be unridable……..Long may all that he has given the world continue to sprout ….   Our sympathy to his beloved and mythic wife Jan…
- Tom and Kathleen
There Ain’t No Santa Claus on the Evenin’ Stage
The Dust Blows Forward ‘N the Dust Blows Back Read More

(pic by Anton Corbijn)
We are immensely proud to announce that Tom Waits is now formally a 2011 inductee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Waits was selected amongst a group which includes songwriter and performer Neil Diamond, New Orleans legend Dr. John, Darlene Love, The Alice Cooper Band and more. As the Hall Of Fame writes about Waits: “Beginning with his first album in 1973, Tom Waits has carved out a unique place in rock & roll. His music mixes Chicago blues, parlor ballads, beat poetry, pulp fiction parlance and – when you least expected it – heart-breaking tenderness. His enormously influential live shows combine elements of German cabaret, vaudeville and roadhouse rock.”  You can read the rest of their description here. Read More

We would like to tip you to one of our very favorite artists. Her name is Marguerite Brennan and she is the featured artist at Wallflowers Gallery in Bernardsville New Jersey. To see more images just click hereRead More
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