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nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) for 2015

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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.

Buy 1 Padkos DVD and get a free Tony Cox album download of your choice

In Concert at Die Ou Pastorie

Shot in an exquisite garden to a capacity audience at Die Ou Pastorie near Magaliesberg, this DVD shows one of South Africa’s finest guitarists in full flight. Packed wall-to-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 a 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 or indeed any lover of fine music.

ONLY R130 (EFT) - $14 (PayPal)

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:


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A series of 3 workshops over 3 months exploring the fine art of fingerstyle guitar playing with Tony Cox

WHERE: Soil for Life (in the Cabin) - Constantia

WHEN: Sat/Sun 6/7/ February 2016

TIME: 10am to 13h00 with a small break for lunch

BRING: Guitar, pens and notepads, music manuscript (optional), camera (vid), hearty picnic lunch and ground blanket

COST/BOOKING: For all booking and cost details see:

The real cutting edge of astounding guitar playing always involves the fingers of the right hand (or left if you're a lefty) being used individually, like a mini, polyphonic orchestra, delivering rhythms, melody lines, bass lines and percussion, all seemingly at the same time. It's not a magic trick. It can be explained and learned...slowly. Tony is a master of this art and plans to take initiates through a series of exercises and songs that will have them busy for months after. If a student does the homework that is required (because it doesn't happen in one's sleep), their playing will be enhanced like they never thought possible.

Tony Cox's series of ongoing Guitar in the Woods workshops are designed to give those that feel they are stuck in a rut with their guitar playing, a quick shot of inspiration and along with it a doorway into unknown territory.

This second series is all about the art of fingerstyle guitar and is aimed at beginners but is open to all.

You are advised to book your place soon, the last series was sold-out and had a waiting list. There is only space for 24 students.

           She threw away her plectrum and went fingerstyle!