Gig: Wizz Jones & John Renbourn – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
Posted on: Monday, Oct 1, 2012
Tuesday, 16th October, 2012
Two of the giants of the British folk blues golden era join forces for a gig at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester, on Tuesday, 16th October.
Wizz Jones began his musical career at the age of 18 leading a country and skiffle band called The Wranglers. Having learned most of his blues licks from Long John Baldry and Davy Graham whilst 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 bluesman named Rod Stewart.
John Renbourn is a musician of an exceptional kind, combining an insight into the techniques of musical structure with an instrumental command and a sense of aesthetic adventurism, which together make him one of the most refreshing, not to say skilled and tasteful guitarists, to grace our ears today.