South African born and raised guitar virtuoso Guy Buttery, teams up with legendary American guitarist and composer Kaki King for a tour that will take South African audiences and guitar enthusiasts by storm. This run of concerts will feature King and Buttery performing side by side for a singular performance in Johannesburg with another in Cape Town. The two met while Buttery was on tour in the USA and hit it off instantly. After shooting a video of one of their improvised jam sessions at King’s home studio in New York City, the talk of a tour together was immediately on the cards.
Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury. As an internationally recognized guitar player, Guy enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home. Buttery has worked with an incredible myriad of artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, VusiMahlasela, multiple Grammy Award winner Will Ackerman, Salif Keita, Preston Reed, The Violent Femmes, Jon Gomm and countless others.
Expect high dynamics, delicate African inflections combined with inner city groove in a unique fusion by two of the greatest minds in progressive guitar playing today.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Rivonia Barnyard Theatre, Sandton, Johannesburg. 8pm. Tickets: R295pp
Friday, 14 April 2017
Lush Festival, Linwood Farm (R711) Clarens, Free State. 3pm. Tickets available at – www.lushfestival.com/tickets
Sunday, 16 April 2017
The Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town. 8pm. Tickets: R250pp – www.breakout.nutickets.co.za/kakiking
Monday, 17 April 2017
Parklife Festival, Green Point Stadium Fields, Cape Town. Tickets available at – www.parklifefestival.co.za/cape/tickets