By Marley

Blues legend and guitar maestro, Albert Frost, embarked onto the mountains of Kaapsehoop at Bohemian Groove Café. As part of his #AfricanFrostTour, Albert stopped over in one of the favourite towns to watch a blues musician. If you weren’t there to experience it, you did miss out on an afternoon of good old Frost vibes – without the cold.

Albert is busy with a tour of Africa. He played at Bushfire in Swaziland (skipping STRAB in Mozambique) and in Maputo, Mozambique. He has also played in East London, Ballito, Ramsgate and the Midlands. Next, he is heading to The Winter Fest at Afriski in Lesotho. Then The Tin Roof in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gritthas Camp and Mayoka Village Beach both in Malawi. This is a brilliant way to spread South African music because it’s not every day that you hear of a South African artist or band touring different African countries.

What helps is that the #AfricanFrostTour is supported by Concerts SA – a great way to get around. The Mobility Fund is helping Albert with the tour’s transport and accommodation while on tour. Something you don’t often hear of because most people forget that musicians also need to sleep. Two great companies that are helping Albert make this dream possible.

Albert Frost - photo by Small Town Music
Albert Frost
(photo by Small Town Music)

But nothing beats a Sunday afternoon of Albert’s guitars tuning to the rocks of Kaapsehoop. Much to the Bohemian’s neighbours delight (or dislike). What matters, was that Albert’s show was unique with the beautiful grasslands and forest in the far background. The wine was good and Bohemian’s buffet was the just top notch. Between his originals, he did a cover of Rodriguez like you never heard before.

Albert also announced that he will be touring with Doc MacLean later on in the USA. A great honour indeed for South African music. With the sun shining on the mountain, the kids playing in the garden and the dogs running around it was the perfect family outing with Albert.

Albert Frost live in Kaapsehoop - photo Small Town Music
Albert Frost
(photo by Small Town Music)

Make sure you follow Albert’s tour on his social media like Instagram and Facebook. You can also get his latest SAMA winning album “The Wake Up“ for download at any good music online shops.

Congratulations goes to Albert and Natasha on their engagement. Natasha is a local lass and they met at STRAB a few years ago. A real love story with a local flair. We wish you two all the love and luck for your future plans.

Marley is the founder and owner of Small Town Music. Born and bred in Nelspruit aka Nelsparta. Marley loves music (rock being a firm favourite), tattoos, festivals, animals and South Africa. Self-taught photographer and writer.