Guy Buttery

Bio

Considered one of the finest acoustic guitarists in South Africa, Guy Buttery's distinctive style is influenced by traditional South African instrumentation and his upbringing in rural KZN. After opening a concert in early 2001 for Gito Baloi and Nibs van der Spuy, both musicians were dumbstruck at his virtuosity. He soon signed to Sheer Sound, who released his debut album, 'When I Grow Up', in late 2002. Buttery was nominated for both Best Instrumental Album and Best Newcomer in 2002 at the tender age of 18.

After creating a unique hybrid fingerstyle technique using both hands on the fretboard, creating polyphonic, percussive and harmonic textures, it wasn’t long before this “one man guitar orchestra” gained a loyal following, with frequent invites to perform in Europe, the UK and the US. He second album, 'Songs from the Cane Fields' (2005) was followed by 'Fox Hill Lane' (2009), which won a SAMA for Best Instrumental Album in 2010. His next two releases, 'To Disappear in Place' (2011) and 2012’s 'In the Shade of the Wild Fig' (with frequent collaborator Nibs van der Spuy) were both nominated in the same category in 2013. His albums 'Live in KwaZulu' (2013) and 'Guy Buttery' also received SAMA nominations, with the former winning the Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album Award.

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