The third artist in my playlist series is the amazing Tom Waits.
Now, I'm not gonna lie, he's an acquired taste if you're not already familiar with him. I remember when Taff Thatcher (from The Whybirds) and his brother Chris were telling me that I should get into him, they told me that Rain Dogs was the best album. When I first heard it, I thought they'd played a prank on me. But sure enough, it's now one of my favourite albums.
If you're not already a fan, then I hope this list gives you a good insight into the riches that lie in his back catalogue. If you are already a fan, let me know on Facebook or Twitter what you'd do differently!
So anyway, I start this list off pretty hard with the brilliant Hoist That Rag (which boasts one of my favourite guitar solos), but you get to hear some softer stuff as early as the third track, so hang on in there!