An appetising cocktail of acoustic Blues, traditional Hawaiian Folk Music and Neo-Lounge flavours, all driven by lap steel guitar improvisations. Richard Bruyns, head of Saucetone, is one of the few lap steel players working in South Africa today, and he seriously owns this guitar. Under his command, we have chilled beatz, Classical Spanish music and more. "Baytar" is dramatic and would work well in crime shows in the deep South, on oil rigs, country bars, road trips and more. Or on any project where a muscular musical authority is required for a good outcome.
Richard Bruyns’ guitar journey began back in high school when he discovered the blues by pure chance. When he played what he thought was Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, he just knew he was hearing the Blues. It turned out that that Bruyn was actually listening to a Muddy Waters song. It was this intuitive appreciation for the bouncing thumbed bass lines, picked and sung melodies and foot-tapped drum sounds of pioneering acoustic blues men like Blind Lemon Jefferson and the Reverend Gary Davis, that kick-started his dream of becoming a solo guitarist. A stint managing a CD shop during the early to mid 90s saw Bruyns expanding his listening horizons to include Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Pop, African and Indian music.
We're back on the beach, except this time there's a distinct goema rhythm to accompany the hawaiian sounds. Goema is a Cape Town thing that forces you to smile and tap your feet. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii