Thursday 20 June 2013

Tonight at The Musician: Wizz Jones + Steve Hicks

Wizz Jones
Thursday 20th June
£7adv / £8door
plus Steve Hicks
Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broozy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950s.

He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960s and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repetoire 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 50 years 'on the road', Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes with his son Simeon on sax, flute and harmonica.

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