Tom Waits' work draws on influences from experimental jazz, blues, folk and the writings of authors like Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

But to answer the question, "Where do I begin with Tom Waits?", RTÉ Arena invited author and musician Peter Murphy to join Sean Rocks in studio - listen above. 

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