Monday, 20 July 2015

The Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival All Set for The Baxter Theatre!

What happens when you mix South African folk music, country, boere musiek, classical, world music, acoustic rock, singer-songwriters, cape jazz, bluegrass, celtic music and a swamp of blues... Then throw in a few guitars, a piano, violin, banjo, ukulele, cello, piano accordion, steel pan, blues harp and voices from the heavens - all played by some of South Africa’s finest in these genres?

Yes folks, it's the 8th Installment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival taking place at the legendary Baxter Theatre from the 7th to the 8th August!

Over the last 7 events the festival has showcased 118 South African artists and bands and this Winter the festival has decided not to repeat any artist from the past 7 events!!

The evenings are set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa's finest songwriters and musicians in their genre.

The line up:

Friday 7th August: David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Medicine Boy, Donovan Copley from Hotwater, Andra, Wren Hinds & Faye Oakes, Roger Lucey, Bill Knight , Fruit Vendor, Chris Verge, Jasmine Minter

Saturday 8th August:  David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Donovan Copley from Hotwater, Nicky Schrire, Ariella Caira, Rocking Horse, Andra, Timothy Hutchinson, Jono Grayson, Tony Cedras, Dave Reynolds, Basson Laubscher

Ticket Prices: R175 to R195 per ticket.  Bookings at Computicket.


Friday, 10 July 2015

Guy Buttery Crowdfunds to Release Sixth Studio Album

Durban Multi-Instrumentalist and friend of South Sea Records, Guy Buttery is all set to release his 6th Solo Studio Album along with an all-star line up of contributing artists including Vusi Mahlasela, Will Ackerman, Piers Faccini, Nibs Van Der Spuy, Gareth Gale, Dan Patlansky, Shane Cooper, Derek Gripper, Chris Letcher & David Jen
kins (AKA Qadasi).

Buttery is running a crowdfunding campaign in support of this new album which happens to be his first solo studio recording in 6 years. It has been a long time coming. The basis of this campaign is to garner support from fans and music lovers in order to deliver the best possible version of the album. There's also a bunch of cool, exclusive merch and gifts based around the album and the campaign.

So far, this record has been a departure in many ways from Buttery's previous releases in that it is way more cinematic, ambient, groove driven and showcases his mild obsession with music from all corners of the globe. It is also a far bigger production with loads of guest artists, a pretty varied set of instruments from around the world and a new look at the acoustic guitar as a driving force behind the compositions.

Guy Buttery is no stranger to the world of music and has harnessed much respect from many of the industry's finest creatives.

Browse through Buttery's discography here.

Check out the full crowdfunding campaign here and never hesitate to discover new music!