Counting Stars

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In my late teens I discovered Kansas and the Dixie Dregs and really got off on their odd, but melodic time meters which opened up a new universe of compositional possibilities. I just added the dust of Africa to that inspiration, and the imagery of an east coast border town with the Proverbial woman drawing water from the well.


from A Circle of Swallows, released February 29, 2020
Counting stars

Nibs van der Spuy - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal

Gareth Gale - Drums, Percussion

Brent Quinton – Bass

Guy Buttery - Sitar

From the 2008 album, ‘A Bird in the Hand’


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Nibs van der Spuy Durban, South Africa

South Africa guitarist, singer-songwriter Nibs has been touring the world for well over a decade. Journalists from all over the globe and predominantly Europe have cited Nibs as a fresh voice in the ‘Nu folk’ movement. With his virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric voice he has enchanted listeners from small intimate theatres to large festival stages. ... more

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