Geoff Achison Returns for Eastern US Tour Shows with Jorma Kaukonen, Oliver Wood, Randall Bramblett, and Yonrico Scott

Australian guitar virtuoso and blues/funk songwriter embarks on a busy tour covering from New York City to Georgia this June. He reunites with some heavy musical hitters for a number of shows.

Geoff Achison has clearly earned a loyal US following since his two year residency, based in Atlanta. It was hard to have him return to his native Australia in late 2008. But the global reach is paying off.

His latest CD “One Ticket, One Ride” has been getting wonderful reviews from many major blues/roots magazines and much radio play in the US, England, France, Belgium and Australia. It hit #2 on the Australian Blues and Roots Chart as well as garnering a load of CD of Year nods in the US.

There are a few solo acoustic shows, but also exciting are the band collaborations this trip. After a few couple of shows together in past tours, Geoff and legendary roots musician Randall Bramblett from Athens, GA are doing a week of shows acoustically and with an all star band. The rhythm section will be the mighty Yonrico Scott from the Derek Trucks Band, and Ted Pecchio, from the Susan Tedeschi Band. Announcing the tour dates for Spring 2010:

June 2 Terra Blues, New York City, NY
June 3Garden City Schools Master Musician Seminar, Garden City, NY
June 4 7 Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guest guitar instructor, Pomeroy, OH
June 5 Fur Peace Station concert, Geoff and Fiona Boyes, Pomeroy, OH
June 7 Studio 89 – WNKU concert series, Highland Heights, KY
June 8 Grandview Tavern, Ft. Mitchell, KY
June 9 Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC Geoff and Randall Bramblett
June 11 Blue Ridge BBQ and Blues Festival, Tyron, NC Geoff Achison & the Soudiggers featuring Randall Bramblett
June 12 Morgan-Madison Cultural Center, w/Randall Bramblett, Oliver Wood, Madison, GA (all onstage together) with Yonrico Scott, Ted Pecchio
June 13 Eddie’s Attic, w/Randall Bramblett, Yonrico Scott and Ted Pecchio, Decatur, GA (all onstage together)

About Geoff Achison:
Geoff’s been a musical force on three continents, and now has well over twenty years of touring under his belt. Equal parts New Orleans Funk, driving Blues, jazzy Soul and Outback Mojo, this is southern blues music from the very deepest South!

Having taught himself to play in the isolation of rural Australia, he has developed a blues/funk style all his own. Unaware of how the sounds he was hearing on his limited record collection were produced, he invented some of his own techniques – without the aid of pedals or gadgets. As a result, watching him wrench sounds from his simple set-up can be something of a spectacle.

He has played with scores of artists like Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna, John Mayall, John Mayer, Levon Helm, Tommy Emmanuel and Hubert Sumlin. Kaukonen is a particularly vocal fan of Achison, and Geoff has been teaching at his prestigious Fur Peace Guitar Ranch for 14 years.

Guitar Player Magazine readers voted Achison one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” in the world. He also won the coveted Albert King Award 1995 in Memphis and continues to enjoy an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars USA. In 2007 Geoff and The Souldiggers won Blues Band of the Year honors from the Australian Chain Awards.

Nancy Lewis-Pegel
Email npegel@mindspring.com
235 Melrose Ave.
Decatur, GA
ZIP 30030
Phone 404-373-2299

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