Episode #2806

Balmy Fingerstyle Guitar

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

All the way from South Africa, guitarist and composer Guy Buttery makes a special appearance in the WNYC studio. He's a virtuoso on the guitar and has developed a unique style inspired by both the traditional music of South Africa and the likes of fingerstyle pickers like Michael Hedges. For this edition of New Sounds, Guy Buttery performs live, and has threatened to premiere a brand-new work. And much more...

PROGRAM #2806, With Guy Buttery (First aired on Thursday, 5/29/08)





Guy Buttery

Songs from the Cane Fields

Spontaneous Combustion [6:00]

GHR #002 info at, CDs at or


Foot Tapper 2 [3:30]
Seven-Inch Postcard [4:00]
Wet Feet [4:00]

Not commercially available.

Songs from the Cane Fields

Nectarina Amethystina [6:00]

See above.

Michael Hedges

Aerial Boundaries

Aerial Boundaries [5:00]

Windham Hill #1032 **

Vusi Mahlasela

Guiding Star

Susana [3:00]

ATO #0032 ** *

Various artists: Soshanguve Black Tycoons

South Africa – Only the Poor Man Feel It

Siyaya [4:00]

EMI/Hemisphere #32866 Available as an import at

Comments [5]

JONY MOYNI from perth,aus but from south africa


Jul. 17 2008 04:58 AM
JONY MOYNI from perth,aus but from south africa

what a bra!!!!!
A little genius with a beautiful soul.

Jul. 17 2008 04:50 AM
justin from cape town, south africa

to Regina St. Clare.

He usually responds to contact via facebook. you can visit his artist page here:

if you still cannot reach him, send me your contact details and i will ask him to get in touch with you. My email address is

Jul. 15 2008 04:22 PM
REGINA ST CLARE from Oceanport NJ

Buttery is fabulous... and I cannot find a way to contact him re: his interest in a project with Foot Tapping and his composition for a multicultural rap project. Can you help?

I have spent long time on My Space trYing to get through to him.


Jun. 02 2008 12:21 PM
Pam Frost

I really loved your show today. Michael Hedges playing was brilliant as was Guy Buttery. Such a creative way to use the guitar! I really love to listen to all guitar players who like to push those boundaries.

Jun. 02 2008 11:28 AM

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