Guy Buttery, Nibs van der Spuy collaborate on new album
South African music legends Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have finally recorded their first ever collaborative album.
The highly-anticipated move to record In the Shade of the Wild Fig comes after over a decade of writing, recording and touring together.
Following a successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show at prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut duet album, which is scheduled for an international release later in the year.
Buttery and Van der Spuy collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000s before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally.
Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full length album together.
In the Shade of the Wild Fig showcases their mutual interest and deep love for world music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.