TALENTED acoustic guitarist, Wizz Jones, is going to play at Milngavie Folk Club on Saturday, March 23,
Wizz began his musical career at the age of 18 leading a country and skiffle band called “The Wranglers” in his home town of Croydon, Surrey in 1957. He was inspired to take up the acoustic guitar a year or so before after hearing guitar luminaries such as Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot and Muddy Waters playing at a club in London. 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 blues-man named Rod Stewart.
On returning to Britain in the early sixties, Wizz formed a blue-grass duo with banjo-picker Pete Stanley, a partnership which lasted four years during which time Wizz and Pete recorded a single and LP Album for EMI.
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.
Milngavie Folk Club is on Douglas Street - doors open 7.30pm and tickets, £10, are available from www.milngaviefolkclub.co.uk, Milngavie Bookshop or Art Forum (both Milngavie) or phone 07743885991 (reservations only).