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Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 PM
Wizz loves guesting at the club he calls "the good old Kally" - and we love him too. The Kalamazoo without Wizz just wouldn't be the same!

If you had any doubts about the measure of influence the folk-blues maestro had on the biggest rock stars we'd refer you to Keith Richards, whose own story features vivid memories of the great man in the early 1960s.

"Wizz used to drop in, with a Jesus haircut and a beard," recalls Keith in his autobiography. "Great folk picker, great guitar picker. Wizz to me then was like ....Wizzzzz.

"I mean, this guy played in clubs, he was on the folk circuit. He got paid! He played pro and we were just playing in the toilet. I think I learned "Cocaine" from him - the song and that crucial fingerpicking lick of the period, not the dope. Nobody, but nobody played that South Carolina style.

"Wizz Jones was a watched man, watched by Clapton and Jimmy Page at the time too, so they say."

**extract from Life by Keith Richards, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson