#3893: With Guitarist Guy Buttery

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Guy Buttery & Host John Schaefer

South African guitarist Guy Buttery visits the studio to perform music from his latest self-titled record. Hear virtuosic feats of bending, tapping, picking, harmonics, and other techniques and textures yet to be named for guitar. Dig into his latest record on which he has collaborated with South African musicians Vusi Mahlasela, kora-to-guitar wizard Derek Gripper, and blues guitarist Dan Patlansky.  Also, listen to his piece for sarangi and mbira – “From Srinagar,” along with a song by Joanna Newsom, as arranged by Guy.

Guy Buttery plays a custom-made Casimi guitar, a “piano that fits in a guitar case,” made of very dense & heavy African blackwood, and sporting double carbon-fiber truss rods to handle the bending of the neck. 

More pictures from the session here: Facebook.com/newsounds 

PROGRAM #3893, With Guy Buttery (First Aired 8-30-2016)      

ARTIST: Guy Buttery with Piers Faccini
WORK: The Upper Reaches [5:09]
RECORDING:  Guy Buttery
SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK: A Piece for Rudolf Fritsch [5:20]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. 
INFO: A version with William Ackerman is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK: From Srinagar [3:32],  To Goulimine [feat. Dan Patlansky] [03:05]
RECORDING:  Guy Buttery 
SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK: Verbosity [4:00]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. 
INFO: The studio version is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK: Two Chords & The Truth [feat. Derek Gripper] [3:40]
RECORDING:  Guy Buttery 
SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK: Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus [5:17]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. 
INFO: A version featuring Vusi Mahlasela is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guy Buttery
WORK:  The Book of Right On [5:06]
RECORDING:  Live in KwaZulu
SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com