Songs & Stories from one of Australia’s most respected blues/roots trailblazers.
In 1995 Geoff Achison represented Australia at the International Blues Challenge, staged in the heartland of the blues, on Beale St. Memphis TN, USA. Playing solo with a cheap, no-name acoustic instrument, he stunned the judges with his guitar & songwriting skills and brought home the ‘Albert King Award’
The CEO of Gibson Guitars was there that day and offered to supply the young musician with a better quality instrument. Geoff was invited to Gibson’s acoustic division in Montana where he was presented with a stunning Blues King Electro guitar and became an official endorsee.
Geoff is now one of Australia’s most highly regarded blues/roots musicians. Through relentless touring he has successfully established himself on the UK, US & OZ blues/roots scenes winning a legion of fans along the way. In his popular solo acoustic shows, Geoff treats his guitar like an orchestra creating rich, sweeping chords and cascading arpeggios, shunning the use of gadgets, relying instead on his heartfelt artistry & musical skill. Geoff’s wry wit and sense of humor shine through in his lyrics and his natural, easygoing style.
“Never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison perform live!” – Hittin’ The Note, USA “Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia.”Encyclopaedia of Aust Rock & Pop
“Geoff is one of the best blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style.”Jorma Kaukonen USA
“Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably.”Rob Dickens Listening Through the Lens AU