Date: Thursday 20th September 2012
Folk/Blues at The Brewery
Legendary guitarist and highly influential musician Wizz Jones returns to St Austell for a rare concert of stomping blues and sensitive songs.
There are few artists with more claim to being a 'musician's musician' than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, he learned his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho during the late nineteen fifties.
He followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and 'a right hand worthy of Broonzy'!
John Renbourn, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and after more than fifty years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica."
“Unassuming, under-rated, self-deprecating, hugely experienced, quietly influential, monumentally talented. The list of Wizz Jones' qualities could go on and on - and everyone involved in or interested in British folk and blues knows exactly what a towering figure in that world he is.” Colin Harper