Trample on Lions

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When I turned 40, my sisters bought me an old Mexican cross and engraved Psalm 91 on it. It resonated deep within my travelling spirit and seemed as if the psalmist’s words could have been written in the African bush. ‘I will Trample on lions, I will trample on snakes.’ My stylised take on the psalm, the vocal phrasing and the12/8 groove of the Allman Brothers ‘Whipping Post’, couldn’t have influenced me more.


from A Circle of Swallows, released February 29, 2020
Trample on Lions

Nibs van der Spuy - Cuatro, Vocals

Phillip Henry - Harmonica

Hannah Martin - Viola

Mark Tucker - Bass, Percussion

From the 2016 album, ‘Natalia’


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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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