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.
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.
and other details of how ridiculously easy it is to get started, visit:
“If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music” - Keith Richards
“The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns
and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential” - Billy Gibbons
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
Guitar in the Woods is an ongoing series of workshops given by award-winning acoustic
guitarist, songwriter, performer and recording artist Tony Cox, covering a wide variety
of guitar playing technique. Each series will cover a different genre of music accessed
via the acoustic guitar.
The first series of Guitar in the Woods was all about the Blues and since then there
have been many calls and enquiries to repeat this series. Tony has a formidable blues
style and his command and expansion of the genre can clearly be heard in his original
recorded works. You are guaranteed to leave these workshops with an entire new world
of blues guitar playing to explore.
There are only 24 places available for these workshops so do not delay in booking
your place. There were many who were disappointed at the last series of Tony's Blues
workshops so the advice is to book as soon as you have read this.
Sourced from Tony Cox’s nearly forty year old archive of photographs, vhs tape, sound
bites, cassette recordings and dvds. This film is a warm and engaging forty minute
biopic on two of South Africa’s finest and well-loved musicians who happen to also
have an extraordinary guitar duo spanning nearly four decades.
Many years ago a CD was delivered to me and I’m embarrassed to say I have forgotten
by whom. The CD was made from an original chrome cassette tape (these were the best
quality at the time) and was a recording of a Cox and Newman show from the Warehouse
Theatre in Windhoek in 1992. This was not a professional recording, rather a chrome
cassette shoved into a machine and the record button hit...I stashed it away and
forgot about it. Until now
In 2009 Steve and Tony appeared in the Rhodes Chapel at the Grahamstown National
Festival of the Arts. The show was recorded and filmed and some of the footage by
Paul Mills can be viewed in the Cox/Newman movie above.
The audio recording of this show is superb but was never released due to the…