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!!Padkos nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) for this year’s 2015 SAMA!!

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Multiple SAMA award winning acoustic guitarist Tony Cox has turned his attentions to South African music with this his latest CD release titled Padkos; a word he uses to describe both food for the road and music as food for the soul.

‘Consistently brilliant’ - AudioVideo, Richard Haslop

A homage to great South African composers, Padkos is an album packed with some of the most well known and best-loved SA songs and melodies that go back to the beginning with Cox and are deeply woven into his and our collective fabric.

Among the tracks on the CD are, P J Power's, Jabulani (see vid) Bright Blue's, Weeping (see vid) the old traditional Sarie Marais, Impi by Juluka and Nico Carsten's Zambezi. Mixed in there are a few new original songs and instrumentals that have been inspired and pushed out by Tony’s life experiences these last few years.

Padkos is an exceptional and unique recording and is a clear and stunning display of skill and musical craftsmanship by one of our greatest South African guitarists.

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In Concert at Die Ou Pastorie

Shot in an exquisite garden at Die Ou Pastorie, near Magaliesberg, this DVD shows one of our finest guitarists in full flight. Packed wall-wall with Cox’s inimitable guitaring and playing some of SA’s most beloved tunes. It is his sheer command of the realm of music via a wooden box with six strings, all sheathed in throw away humour that has made this home-brewed guitarist a much-loved icon of the acoustic guitar in SA and makes this DVD a must-have for any South African.

SKYPE lessons…26/1/15

  I’m now full steam ahead with something I’ve been just touching on these last few years and that is my Skype lessons.

These lessons work so incredibly well and are a lot of fun to give. The world is now a big classroom full of peeps who want to learn to play the guitar and of-course I spread the gospel of acoustic guitar playing, that is one of my prime functions while I’m on the planet. I’m an acoustic guitar activist and get a big kick out of teaching someone from the other side of the world.

Of-course the beauty of it all is that you do not have to leave home to attend your guitar lesson, as simple as that…

If you’re keen and would like to give it a go, drop me a line and we’ll take it from there…tc

Website header photography: David Batzofin

Tony Cox Guitar Lessons via SKYPE

Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you may live in a small town with no guitar teachers, or the ones that are there just do not crack the kind of guitar player you want to be?

Fret not! No, in fact you’ll be doing a lot of fretting
:-)~ Skype is here! All one needs to gain access to Tony’s vast knowledge of the guitar is a PC with a strong broadband, a good cam and of-course a guitar and you’re away, no matter where you live on this big planet.

Want to sign up? Go to the contact page and send Tony an email and he’ll give you all the details to get started.

For Rates and other details of how ridiculously easy it is to get started, visit:



 Guitar Camp Greyton

What: Tony Cox and Steve Newman - Guitar Camp Greyton EcoLodge

When: 24 - 27 April 2015

Booking: Go here for all booking and other details:


or write to Tony at: guitarplayer@netactive.co.za

Steve Newman and Tony Cox are two of the most widely renown acoustic guitar players in South Africa today and

this amazing opportunity to learn from them in the intimate and beautiful setting of the Ecolodge in Greyton

www.ecolodgegreyton.co.za, should not be missed by anyone keen on becoming a good guitar player. The camp is

open to anyone of any level. For a reduced fee, family members or friends who are not enrolled can come along too.

The guitar camp will begin on Friday the 24th of April with a show by the two masters that evening. This is a rare

show together and tickets will go fast so be sure to book early. Those enrolling for the guitar camp and arriving on

Friday, will have free access to this show.

Besides the workshops given by Tony and Steve, there will also be a student’s performance on Sunday evening

for those brave enough to get up and perform. The students will also form into ensembles and perform a few

tunes orchestrated by Tony for the occasion.

When you are not fiercely concentrating on your guitars, there is much else to be had to unwind your soul such as

nature walks, cycling, yoga and swimming. Janet from the Ecolodge will supply you with this info.

Accommodation is provided by the Ecolodge in dormitories, private rooms and camping in the grounds.

If you are keen to take your guitar playing to the next level and directly learn from two of South Africa’s greatest

guitar players, do not miss this opportunity of a wonderful weekend away in a beautiful part of the world and get to

return home with a whole bag of guitar tricks you never knew before.

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