Renowned virtuoso Guy Buttery kicks off his solo tour in Gauteng this March. This tour will feature a multitude of guest artists including blues legend Dan Patlansky and bass player extraordinaire Shane Cooper and will include a series of concerts in and around Johannesburg, Potchefstroom and Pretoria.
After an incredibly successful Cape Town tour, Guy blazes on through to play at some of Gauteng’s premier music venues. As an internationally recognized musician, Guy Buttery enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. However, to simply label Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. 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.
At the age of 18, Guy Buttery’s debut album was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Instrumental’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. Guy then went on to collect two SAMA’s in 2010 and again in 2014. He has also received numerous other major National accolades including The Standard Bank Ovation Award has been invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra on multiple occasions.
Buttery has also worked with an incredible myriad of artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, Vusi Mahlasela, multiple Grammy Award winner Will Ackerman, Salif Keita, Preston Reed, The Violent Femmes, Jon Gomm and countless others. The media has cited him “as one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the World.”
This Gauteng tour promises to be filled with mind-bending fingerstyle guitar playing and encaptivating sounds that audiences around the globe flock to witness. Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections of an entirely new order.
FULL DETAILS FOR ALL CONCERTS:
- 22 March – Good Luck Bar, 14 Alexander Street, Johannesburg
- 23 March – Heimat Hall, NWU, Potchefstroom
- 24 March – The Studio (House Concert), 2b Tyson Rd, Westcliff, Johannesburg
- 25 March – Klitsgras Drumming [with Dan Patlansky], Garsfontein Road, Pretoria
- 26 March – The Orbit [with Shane Cooper] 81 de Korte Str., Braamfontein, Johannesburg
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