Hey all. I'm trying to find some music similar to *old* Tom Waits (70's and prior) before he went down his experimental path, maybe even like Nick Drake.

Specifically things which would be good for a beginner to learn how to play. I just started playing and some of Tom's stuff is just a bit hard yet (Better Off Without a Wife, Ol 55, All I want is you, Ice Cream Man). I'm trying to beat my way through the chords but there are just too many changes yet for my clumsy newbie fingers.

Any help and suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks!