Easdale Island Community Hall
John Renbourn and Wizz Jones

John Renbourn and Wizz Jones

Date of Event: Sat 06 Oct 2012
Event Type: Concert
Time: 8.15pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)
Ticket Pricing: £14 /£11 concs (accompanied under 12s free )
Renbourn & Jones 1966 (c) Roger M Kinsey
Two of the greatest folk guitar artists of our time on one stage!

"Formidable technique in the company of good tunes... undeniably first class." BBC Music

Luminary acoustic guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn is best known for his collaboration with Bert Jansch, and also enjoyed great success with folk/jazz fusion band Pentangle with whom he appeared at both the 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight Festivals.

One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists, John Renbourn's unique sound is a fusion of British and Celtic folk music with jazz, country blues, ragtime, classical, Middle Eastern and pre-Renaissance music - a style often called "folk-baroque."

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, and learning his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho during the late 1950s. Then busking throughout Europe from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and later to be cited by both Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton as an important early influence.

With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy' Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.

John and Wizz will be performing both their own solo material at the concert as well as playing in duo format. The combination of these rather special gentlemen will give you an evening of magical music and humorous tales blending guitar and song.

What some folk have said about Wizz Jones

"I think he's the most underrated guitarist ever" Bert Jansch

"We'd meet in pubs, where I was doing my Big Bill Broonzy songs imitating local folk musicians like Wizz Jones." Eric Clapton

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