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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


(Tony Cox)

Multiple award-winning acoustic guitar legend Tony Cox makes a rare appearance in KZN this week, performing only two shows in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

He will perform highlights from his highly-acclaimed Padkos tour and his latest show, Songs of Sixty. The Padkos material is Cox's mostly instrumental homage to great South African composers and includes songs like Juluka's Impi, Bright Blue's Weeping and PJ Powers Jabulani. The show has performed across South Africa to great critical acclaim and the album has recently been nominated for yet another SAMA award at this year's awards ceremony.

Songs of Sixty sees a return to singing for the guitarist after a 16-year lapse and having achieved the age of 60 last January, the songs are a reflection of his life and loves from laugh-out-loud humour to darkly tragic. Combined with the guitar skills that have made this home-grown and fiercely South African musician forever indelibly linked to the instrument in the minds of his fellow countrymen makes for an unforgettable, world-class show from a truly unique South African artist.

Cox will be giving a guitar workshop at the Open Strings venue in Kloof on April 19 at 09h00. Besides being a legendary performer and award-winning recording artist, he is also one South Africa’s finest teachers of the instrument. If you are serious about your guitar playing you will not find a better way to spend three hours learning from a recognised master of the craft. You are guaranteed to go home with much to practise and enough to open several new musical doorways. The workshop is open from beginners right through to the very advanced. Bookings through For all costs, booking and other details go to:

The Kloof performance will take place on April 18 from 13h00 to 17h00 at Open Strings. Bookings through

The Home Concert in Pietermaritzburg takes place on April 19 at 14h00 at 1 Karlson Place, Blackridge, Pietermaritzburg. Bookings through 084 555 6830 or