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 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.
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.
and other details of how ridiculously easy it is to get started, visit:
If you’ve ever hankered after being able to lay down a blues groove and understand
how to make it sound really good and authentic now’s your chance to learn to do just
that. Guitar in the Woods is an ongoing series of 3 workshops given by Tony over
a 3-month period. Each series will cover a different genre of music accessed via
the acoustic guitar.
These first series of workshops are all to do with the Blues. Tony has a formidable
blues style and although not primarily known for performing traditional blues, his
command and expansion of the genre can clearly be heard in his original recorded
You are free to attend just one, two or all three workshops. You will though achieve
maximum benefit to stay the course. One, two or three, you are guaranteed to leave
these workshops with an entire new world of guitar playing to explore.
She picked a blues, there in the woods
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS - Via Skype
On the first Saturday of each month, I'll be doing a group workshop for up to 10
students on Skype.You can expect to learn a great guitar tune and while doing so
cover topics ranging from chords, harmony, rhythm, improvisation and fingerpicking
to performance technique, practise methods, reading, tricks and riffs, arranging
Wherever you may be on the planet, if you're a guitar nut and want to learn more
don't miss your Saturday Workshop.