Guy Buttery to visit PE on SA tour
Musician to perform at Art on Target
Port Elizabeth fans of renowned musician Guy Buttery are among the lucky ones who will watch him perform live as part of his nationwide SA tour.
Having kicked off 2019 with concerts throughout the US and Brazil, the multi-award winning artist returns home for his first nationwide solo tour in some years.
He will take the Intramural Encounters tour to 15 venues across the country, including East London’s Legends Showcase on Friday April 12 and Port Elizabeth’s Art on Target on Saturday April 13.
Buttery is returning to the Eastern Cape a year since his five-day tour of the province and this show will be fresh and different, he reckons.
“It being a fully-fledged nationwide solo tour, I'll be showcasing some new material from an upcoming record, hauling out a bunch of unheard pieces from previous albums as well as some unrecorded new tunes.
“As always, I intend to play different sets at each concert to keep it fresh for the audience as well as myself. “I'm really looking forward to being back in the Eastern Cape,” Buttery said.
Before his visit in 2018, Buttery told Weekend Post he was working on a collaboration with Indian-born vocalist and sitar player Kanada Narahari, among other projects set for release in 2019.“We recorded more than 15 hours of music, some structured and some improvised, and then invited a bunch of incredible guests to colour up some tracks. “We are hoping to have this out mid-year and I am keen for people to finally hear it. Another production almost ready for release is an EP with a fantastic marimba band from the North-West Province which will include a few re-mixes from around the world.“Both albums are destined for release in 2019,” Buttery said.Reflecting on having toured various countries and cities, Buttery said he found each performance different.“I performed in Brazil in March and decided it best not to chat too much between songs, apart from a few phrases in Portuguese, due to the language barrier.“I did a number of concerts in the US in January and February, and find there are more people attending the shows that side who are more familiar with guitar-based music, which offers a different, slightly more nuanced engagement to some extent,” he said.“I have to say I do always enjoy touring in SA though. I feel a lot of love here and travelling through the endless variety of landscapes adds a lot to each evening’s show,” he added.The past Standard Bank Ovation Award winner said he hoped the tour would offer his audiences some form of introspection – “a place to be still and vulnerable in these crazy times”.The Eastern Cape shows start at 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets for the Port Elizabeth show are R120 from Bretten-Anne at email@example.com, 083-728-5295 or 041-373-3334 and R100 for East London from Sarah, firstname.lastname@example.org or 043-735-1586.