TOUR: Piet Botha

Piet Botha has just released a new Afrikaans album called "Spookpsalms", his first new song collection in 8 years. The album contains 11 brand new compositions and is truly a unique piece of work. The music is different from Piet Botha’s previous Afrikaans albums. Traditional instrumentation is the order of the day and the album is packed with acoustic guitars, piano, harmonica, accordion, saxophone and organ. Although Piet has been working on a few songs, the album steered in a whole new direction when the TV program, “Wie lĂȘ waar” was filmed for kykNET.  Piet, as presenter, and a camera crew travelled around the country to film the series from September to December 2010. Due to the historical slant of the program, some new elements entered into the songwriting process.  The result is a traditional, timeless feel, with Piet singing his stories with the help of the ever so talented “Spookorkes.” Piet succeeds in addressing weighty matters in a simplistic manner; even the humor that arises is satirical and leaves you laughing in retrospect.
This special collection of soulful songs is a must have for all Piet Botha fans and catch him live at the following venues in Cape & surrounds from 2 – 13 July:
2 July: Plaasteater- Hazendal, Bottelary Pad, Kuilsrivier, 21:00, R60 p/p, 073 869 0291 of 079 476 3946
6 July: Die Bordienghuis- h/v Burger & Malherbestr, Wellington, 20:00, R85 p/p, 082 812 1112
8 July: Berties Mooring- The Boardwalk, Harbour Island, Gordonsbaai, 21:00, Free entry, 021 856 3343
9 July: Die Boer- Chenoweth Straat 6, Durbanville, 20:00, R80 p/p, 021 979-1911
10 July: Barts Tavern- Cnr Beach Rd & Main Rd, Strand, 15:00, Free entry, Walk-ins
13 July: Gatta Patat, Cape Diamond Hotel, Cape Town, 20:30, R100 p/p, 021 461 2519