Singer-songwriter, Nibs van der Spuy, will be performing concerts around South Africa, solo and with special guest, American singer-songwriter, Amber Rubarth. The gigs are supported Concerts SA.
Now based in Europe, he will be on tour to promote his first studio album in 5 years, Natalia, produced by world renown producer, Mark Tucker (Portishead, PJ Harvey, Jethro Tull). Nibs is equally delighted to be sharing the stage and collaborating with Amber Rubarth describing her as, “the most beautifully heart touching and exciting, singer/songwriter, I have heard in decades”.
Catch the duo at the following venues:
Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 – Alma Café, Rondebosch, Cape Town. For more information log onto the website http://almacafe.co.za/
Monday, February, 29 – Barleycorn Folk Club, Clairemont, Cape Town. For more information go to the Facebook page BarleycornMusicClub.
Thursday, March 3 – Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, corner Lilian Ngoyi (Windermere) Road, Durban. Nibs’s 50th celebration with special guests, Guy Buttery and Gareth Gale. Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert starts at 7.45pm. Tickets R100. For more information, contact 031 312 9582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 4 at 8pm and Saturday, March 5 at 2pm – Caversham Mill Restaurant in the Caversham Valley in the KZN Midlands. Tickets R130 (an a la carte menu is available two hours before shows). Bookings: 033 2344524 or 072 1253392 or email
Sunday, March 6 at 2pm – Open Strings, Kloof – Tickets R120. Burger and chips on sale. Full cash bar available. Limited parking so please share transport or catch an Uber. Opening act is Rod Nichols. For more information and to book phone 031 709 1242.
Wednesday, March 9 – The House in Zululand, Eshowe – Book now to reserve a table at the Wall Room at 035 474 0878 or email email@example.com Bring your own drinks and snacks. For more information go to http://www.thehouseinzululand.co.za/
Nibs is one of the most extraordinary and exciting, world acoustic guitarists and exports to come out of South Africa. Raised in the fertile province of KwaZulu-Natal, Nibs immersed himself in his natural environment to formulate a truly consummate and original sound.
Growing up with The Beatles and learning first hand from traditional Zulu Maskandi guitarists, he quickly soaked up a rich tapestry of his close surroundings and beyond.
After playing the local folk scene around South Africa for years and gathering up a loyal following, his big stage break came after supporting Crosby, Stills and Nash on their 1996 South African tour.
After that he was signed to the SHEER (South African World Music label) where he has released over 10 albums. His third solo release, Beautiful Feet received highly acclaimed accolades around the world where it was album of the month in four German publications and RADIO FRANCE FIP pick of the week.
Nibs continues to spread his musical beauty around the world where he has shared stages with the likes of Ben Harper, Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahal, Gito Baloi, Kelly Joe Phelps, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin and Shawn Phillips and recording the critically acclaimed, In the shade of the wild fig, with long-time friend and collaborator, Guy Buttery.
WHO IS AMBER RUBARTH?
Amber Rubarth has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan including appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, opening tours for many legendary artists including Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Marc Cohn, Richie Havens and Loudon Wainwright III.
Winner of NPR’s prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Amber Rubarth writes songs of courageous vulnerability so personal that they touch the universal. Rubarth’s fifth album, produced by Jacquire King (who also worked with Tom Waits and Norah Jones), debuted at No. 13 on iTunes’ songwriter chart and features duets with Jason Reeves and Jason Mraz.
For seven years she has toured extensively and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and the legendary Sun Studio.