“… his music has a subtle grace and power all of its own. Though his technical prowess is also bewildering, Buttery immerses himself entirely into the soul of his guitar, coaxing sonic shapes and forms of such startling originality that his instrument acts as a kind of lightning conductor for the sound of another realm.” 

- Mail & Guardian 

“I am moved by Guy Buttery's musical language and journey: this musician from South Africa is painting a framework, transforming his roots and the richness of his mixed culture into an inspired language that has become very personal and yet universal. This is touching, refreshing and amazing to witness."  

- Pierre Bensusan

“Expect to experience some of the most innovative and unique dexterity in the manipulation of an age-old musical apparatus that you’ll hardly recognise the sounds that emanate as coming from a simple guitar."   

- One Small Seed Network

"Buttery's avant-garde world music is exceptionally beautiful - from composition to technique to atmospherics. "Fox Hill Lane" is one of the most adventurous acoustic recordings in recent memory."    

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- Rolling Stone Magazine


"A good few years ago I bumped into a guy quite randomly on the streets of Kalk Bay who was carrying a rather strange looking guitar case. For some totally unknown reason, I asked if I could look what was inside the case. He kindly obliged, opened the case and pulled out one of the strangest looking things I’d ever seen. I clearly remember hearing this beast of a guitar ringing through the alley and that he told me he had built himself. I’d never seen anything like it. With some disbelief, we shook hands and said our goodbyes. I never forgot that guitar.

Guy Buttery Launches New Album Across South Africa & Beyond

South African fingerstyle guitar giant Guy Buttery announces the details for an extensive National and International tour in support of the release of his first live album. For over a decade, the South African Music Award winning musician has sealed the deal with fans around the globe with his idiosyncratic and powerful live shows. This year the artist described as a “one man guitar orchestra” presents a live performance on CD and begins to promote the album.