Plays Guitar Left Handed Upside/Down.
One of the most popular blues performers on the storied Chicago scene for three decades, Lefty Dizz was an unparalleled showman in the genre. Regrettably, no recording ever captured the thrill, daring, attitude, and musical inventiveness of his live gigs. He was a prime example of the musical artists whose legacy lives chiefly in the memories of those who had the good fortune to witness them in action.
Lefty Dizz was the genuine article, a player through and through, yet he was an educated bluesman (“I’m not the white man’s fool, because I went to the white man’s school,” he quipped). A wild man in a three-piece suit, he was a fierce play-hard, live-hard, work-hard performer, but a gentleman and a friend to all.
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Read about Lefty Dizz's life and blues in John Engel's Uncommon Sound book.