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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      515-B N. McDonough Street
      Decatur, Georgia 30030

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      Geoff Achison


      A jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with arich vocal style from Melbourne, Australia. ***A self taught musician, he has created his own sound winning, a swag of awards along the way. Whether he is with his Souldiggers group or simply solo with an acoustic guitar, Geoffs infectious and inventive style has earned him fans around the world.***He began playing in his father's dance band at the age of 13. Hedeveloped a passion for American blues and learned therudiments of the art form. In his early 20s he moved toMelbourne and joined with legendary local bluesman 'Dutch'Tilders. After several years with Dutch he departed to focus on hisown music and embarked on an international campaign.***His first stop was the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA where he won the 'Albert King Award' and was offered an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars. Not a bad start! Geoffs tri-continental touring schedule includes Australia, Europe and the USA ***He re-located to the USA for a time and he spent many months on the road performing countless live shows and recording his One Ticket, One Ride album there. In 2008 a Guitar Player magazine readers poll listed Geoff as one of the Top 10 Hot New Guitarists on the US scene. He adores jamming with other musicians and has developed close musical relationships with many other artists including Georgia based songwriter/musician Randall Bramblett with whom he shares a live album release, Jammin In The Attic. His annual Boxing Day Blues concert with Australian bluesman Chris Wilson has also resulted in a shared album release titled Box Of Blues. The passion for jamming has paid off on a personal level too with Geoff being invited onstage at various times with musical heroes such as Hubert Sumlin, Delbert McClinton, Jorma Kaukonen, legendary bassist George Porter JR, the Allman Brothers Band and even the great Les Paul.***Besides recording and performing music Geoff also enjoys teaching. He presents guitar workshops on requestand is a regular guest instructor at Jorma Kaukonens famous Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Ohio. ***In recent times his album releases Box Of Blues (with Chris Wilson), the acoustic Live at Burrinja Caf and the electric Live at Guitars Across The Bay scooped the pool at both the 2012 & 2013 VicTas blues awards. Meanwhile, his Little Big Men album has been re-issued in the US & Europe to renewed critical acclaim. Also, in 2012 Geoff was named as one of the Top 50 Australian Guitarists in Australian Guitar magazine. ***Geoffs awards include trophies from organisations like the Australian Songwriters Association; Chain Blues Awards and the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. (Geoff was named their official Patron in 2011)"Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia."Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and PopGeoff is one of the best blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style. Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)Never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison perform live! Hittin The Note, USA

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