Tony Cox at Georg Restaurant

The recent concert by acclaimed guitar maestro Tony Cox at Georg restaurant in Aberdeen was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

The Saturday afternoon opened with owner Georg Ritschl and Ross MacLennan playing some tunes as an introductory act while all the guests were settling in, enjoying their snacks and drinks.

Then the master took the stage. Tony played for more than 90 minutes, with songs from his new album Enormous Flowers and some of his powerful classics. All the listeners were absolutely smitten, asking for many encores.

Although maybe not very well known in the Karoo, Tony is one of the undisputed greats in the folk rock scene of South Africa, and has been for decades. It was a real treat to have a performer of his calibre in Aberdeen.

On Sunday Tony taught some basic blues skills to the five students who had gathered for the workshop, and this concluded with a spontaneous jam session.

Georg restaurant will be bringing great artists to the Karoo at irregular intervals. Live music performances by the talented singer and guitarist Ross MacLennan are often featured, sometimes accompanied by owner Georg Ritschl on Fridays and Saturdays. The events can be found on www.facebook.com/georgrestaurant

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