Thursday 8 december Guy Buttery
8th of december
R60/R30 for members
Young South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery will release his newest album, “To Disappear in Place”, on vinyl format with a wealth of new, never before released content. Buttery, who won last year’s ’Best Instrumental Album’ at the 2010 South African Music Awards for his album “Fox Hill Lane”, will hand-number and personalize each of the 300 available Limited Edition LP copies sold. The album, pressed in Holland on 180 gram virgin vinyl, will appear online today at Bandcamp (http://guybuttery.bandcamp.com/) and includes a free coupon insert for a full MP3 download.
The 10 track album is a beautifully packaged B-sides successor to “Fox Hill Lane”, comprising of an exclusive collection of out-takes, remakes, live recordings and demo’s. It was initially due for release last year, after being completed at Peace of Eden Music Studios in 2010. Needless to say, in a strange twist of fate that ironically lives up to its name, it was held back due to contractual ties. Finally free from the corporate grip, “To Disappear in Place” is bound to make its mark on the South African music landscape.
The album features three track remakes by the mastermind composer Chris Letcher from London, initially intended for the original release of Fox Hill Lane. “We tried to get his beautiful string arrangements, voice and soundscapes included, but ran out of time before the album went to print. I’m so happy these versions are finally seeing the light of day” says Buttery. Another out-take was the demo version for the title track featuring UK singer/songwriter Piers Faccini, along with various other special guests such as KwaZulu-Natal legend Madala Kunene on vocals and Jewish harp, as well as Guy’s long-time guitar hero, Tony Cox. The LP release also includes an exclusive vinyl only track and extensive liner notes about each recording.
Guy Buttery made a name for himself at the tender age of 16 when his unique style and immeasurable skill got music circles talking. Only two years later his debut album “When I Grow Up” was nominated for Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards in 2003. His cover of Joanna Newsom’s ‘The Book of Right On” found its way onto a compilation album “Versions of Joanna” released internationally alongside nu-folk icons M Ward, Billy Bragg and others.
Guy has since trotted the globe headlining a number of festivals, sharing the stage with exemplaries such as Jethro Tull, The Violent Femmes, Bob Brozman and many others. A recent three page spread in the world’s largest publication on guitars – Guitar Player Magazine – catapulted Guy into the American scene. He has created a unique persona for himself in the South African music market through his humble approach and genuine passion, with a growing audience that lends itself to sell out shows nationwide.