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WIZZ JONES

Venue: The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance. TR18 4BU

Date: August 3, 2018

Start time: 8.00pm

WIZZ JONES

Wizz began his musical career at the age of 18 leading a Country and Skiffle band called “The Wranglers” in his hometown of Croydon, Surrey in 1957. He had been inspired to take up the acoustic guitar a year or so before this after hearing such guitar luminaries as Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot and Muddy Waters playing at a club in London organized by Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner (The Roundhouse in Wardour Street). Having learned most of his blues licks from Long John Baldry and Davy Graham while playing in the coffee bars of Soho, Wizz followed the time honoured trail – busking throughout Europe with many different musicians including at one time a budding young blues-man named Rod Stewart.

After touring with the late great John Renbourn, a duo album on CD and Vinyl were produced to much acclaim followed by Wizz’s latest CD “Come What May” which features guitarist Pete Berryman and of course Simeon Jones.

Lately, Wizz has been reunited with his old busking friend from the Cornwall days Ralph McTell and tours, and recordings have also followed. This well-used quote still rings true in 2018 – ‘With his unique guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and “a right hand worthy of Broonzy” Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit’.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot, a surprise performance of Wizz’s 1972 song “When I Leave Berlin” by Bruce Springsteen in Berlin in 2012

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