After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have finally recorded their first ever collaborative album. Following an extremely successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show through Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut duo album "In the Shade of the Wild Fig".
These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000's before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally, with rigorous individual touring schedules. 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.
"... a demonstration of how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove." – Rolling Stone Magazine (4 stars)
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