As you drive about 13 miles north of Durban, the largest city in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, you pass a lush fertile belt where the rich green shades of the sugar cane meet the turquoise of the Indian Ocean. This is where on the 26th November 1983, guitarist and composer Guy Buttery was born and raised in a small coastal town along the North Coast. This is a place of enchantment, freedom, promise and where the creative spirit takes charge.
Guy's 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.
“… 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.”
- The Mail & Guardian
There's a great mind inside the string player