Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery

In the Shade of the Wild Fig

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In The Shade of the Wild Fig is one of the most anticipated world/folk albums of 2012.

Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have created an emotional album as their first official collaboration release. The virtuosos have collaborated on a series of shows, recorded on each other’s solo albums and toured abroad together.

This album, which has been in the making for nearly 10 years, is one to play at peaceful, introspective times.

Instruments play a huge part in this collaborative effort.

From I Know This Place, with its blazing instrumental and the acoustic Beneath an Evening Sky, to Pai, which takes you back home where it all started, the first song is as strong as the last on the 10-track album. – Khosi Biyela