Tom Waits fans, get out your cash and mark your calendars. Esoutouric, L.A.’s most eclectic, intelligent and informative tour company, is offering its once-a-year ramble ’round the sites of the gravel-voiced troubadour’s early sins in the City of Angels.
Highlights on the scrupulously researched, four-hour bus tour include: legendary music venue The Troubadour (one of the singer’s early performance/brawling venues); Zoetrope Studios (where Watts fell fast and hard for his wife/collaborator Kathleen Brennan); and the Tropicana Motel (the de facto musicians’ barracks of the Eighties, where Waits lived and evidently made some interesting decorating choices).
Esotouric‘s food stops are always fun; Crawling down Cahuenga starts at The King Edward Saloon (the last, remaining Skid Row bar) and ends at the fabulously faux-forested Clifton’s Cafeteria nearby.
Crawling down Cahuenga will be led by the Esoutouric host Kim Cooper (who will tell how she convinced Waits to do a private concert while a teenage intern at Zoetrope Studios) and music writer David Smay; the tour leaders have collaborated on a book about Waits.
ESOTOURIC’S CRAWLING DOWN CAHUENGA: Tom Waits’ Los Angeles
Saturday, April 3rd – noon-4:00PM
Bus tour departs from The King Edward Saloon
131 East 5th Street
Los Angeles 90013
$62 per person
INFO: www.esotouric.com or call 323.223.2767
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