For more than 35 years now, songwriter, performer, actor Tom Waits has been creating music, releasing over 20 albums to date. He continues to inspire new generations of songwriters who have their own story to tell and their own dark muse to follow.www.tomwaits.com
Anton Corbijn took his first photographs in the early 70s. He was soon established as one of the leading visual creators in the music world and is now seen as an influential portrait-photographer as well as a designer and film director. He’s currently finishing his 3rd movie, A Most Wanted Man with Philip Seymour Hoffman, in Germany.www.antoncorbijn.com
Born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch lives and works in New York. Films include Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005) The Limits of Control (2009) and the short film Int. Trailer. Night. (2002).
A contributor to Esquire, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Blender and many more for over four decades, Robert Christgau is considered to be one of the most important critics of American pop culture. His weekly column Christgau’s Consumer Guide ran for 41 years and it was him who launched Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics’ poll. On his blog Expert Witness he now writes for MSN Music.