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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

SMOKING HOT! Guy Buttery's Live In KwaZulu

Guy Buttery (© Julia Pinheiro Franco)
Straight in from a world tour with stops in the UK, Canada and USA, renowned guitar legend guitar master Guy Buttery returns to SA and has announced 5 dates in the Gauteng region in support of the release of his first live album. For over a decade, the South African Music Award winning musician has sealed the deal with fans around the globe with his idiosyncratic and powerful live shows. This year the artist described as a “one man guitar orchestra” presents a live performance on CD and begins to promote the album. ‘Live in KwaZulu’ is a gathering of masterworks set before a live audience and strongly reaffirms Guy Buttery’s unique place in the world of guitar heroes today.  With sell-out performances in the US, the UK, Australia, France, Italy and all over Southern Africa, Guy is Africa’s biggest acoustic music export. In 2012, Buttery was invited to perform with the 52 piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest orchestra” and was also voted “Top Live Show” in 2012 by The Cape Times. In July 2013, Guy was invited to join world renowned guitar legends Preston Reed and Jon Gomm for a series of concerts with the touring International Guitar Night. The media cited him “as one of South Africa‟s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar." Guy has also toured, recorded or supported artists such as Dave Matthews, Vusi Mahlasela, Kelly Joe Phelps, Xavier Rudd and 70’s folk icon Shawn Phillips.  Recorded over two nights, the brand new live album showcases Guy Buttery’s further explorations in instrumentation and innovative soundscapes. ‘Live in KwaZulu’ features, for the first time on CD, his vivid interpretation of Joanna Newsom's "The Book of Right On" and his much loved musical saw classic "Smithfield" (also known as “Martian Folk Song”). His life-long musical partner, Nibs van der Spuy performs on 2 of the 11 tracks. Live In KwaZulu is a tour de force which will take you on an incredible journey!

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