Thomas Alan Waits
Songwriter, musician, composer and actor; Tom Waits is instantly recognisable by his distinctive, gravelly voice. Influenced by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, he began singing as a teenager in the San Diego folk scene before relocating to Los Angeles. There, he would make his first record marking the beginning of a career spanning almost 50 years.
Waits’ enormous back catalogue of blues and jazz consists of lyrics which reflect seedy and sometimes sinister places or characters, so much so that you can almost picture yourself sat in a dark and dingy bar with a bourbon in hand - and that’s why we love him!
This particular portrait hanging proudly on the Poet wall is the work of our talented bartender Lucy, whose art you can ogle at @ 🎨