The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
Two of the greatest folk artists of our time on one stage! 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.
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 nineteen fifties. 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 Renbourn, 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, usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica.
John and Wizz will be performing both their own solo material as well as playing as a duo. The combination of these rather special gentlemen will give you an evening of magical music and humorous tales blending guitar and song.