Guy Buttery – A Taxijam

We changed things a bit this week by going entirely acoustic – with a certain Guy Buttery performing an amazing solo guitar performance while we trundled down Long Street…

Our esteemed resident photographer – Claire-Louise asked, no wait, TOLD us to get Guy on board after she had witnessed his musical prowess at a recent gig in Kalk Bay…

Guy Buttery is an incredibly talented and multi faceted guitar superhero….

His debut album, “When I Grow Up…” was nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Newcomer for 2002’ at the South African Music Awards as well as being the youngest nominee in the history of the event. In 2003, the South African Rock Digest nominated “When I Grow Up…” as one of the top albums of the year. Guy’s 2nd release, “Songs from the Cane Fields” was also nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ in 2006 at the South African Music Awards.

The Mail and Guardian had this to say about him:

“… his music has a subtle grace and power all of its own. Though his technical prowess is also bewildering, Buttery immerses himself entirely into the soul of his guitar, coaxing sonic shapes and forms of such startling originality from it that his instrument acts as a kind of lightning conductor for the sound of another realm.”

Take a peek at this clip and you will see why…….

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