Only a few artists have been able to master live‐looping and turn it into an art‐form. Reinhardt Buhr (AKA Wild Lettuce) is one of those individuals making his mark on the SA music circuit. Hailing from Wildernis near George, he started gigging just on the nylon‐string acoustic guitar and has
since added Australian didgeridoos, an electric cello, drum machine, percussion, beat‐boxing and even uses a phone app to include a more modern dub‐step style element to some of his songs.
Buhr is completely self taught which is hard to believe when you see how he masters the instruments on stage. He prides himself on the diversity of his music and calls it “World Fusion Instrumental” which about sums it up as you really can’t box it into any one style or genre. Many of the songs Reinhardt plays are totally improvised and vary each time he plays them.
His live performances are dynamic and exhilarating as he deftly switches instruments and dancing over the pedals while creating his loops. The lightning‐fast speed at which he picks his guitar strings and bows the electric cello is seems crazy and you almost forget that all the sounds you are hearing come from just one musician. The rate at which his fingers hit the pads on his drum machine while playing didgeridoo at the same time looks impossible.
Check him out. He’s got an amazing sound…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlgeRulosxM