Geoff Achison invokes the spirit of the great blues & soul artists to create an engaging original sound.
From the deep south of Australia, his unique blend of “Bluesic” has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He’s been chosen as one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine and was included in the “Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the “Top 50 Australian Guitarists ” He’s been a 17-time Guest Guitar Instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Guitar Ranch and an exciting festival favorite featured on PBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC. He is a versatile artist who can deliver a complete show with nothing more than his soulful voice and virtuosic acoustic guitar style but is also a highly regarded electric guitarist compared favourably to Jeff Beck and Warren Haynes providing the full experience with his outstanding blues-rock combo, The Souldiggers. Geoff is also a keen and expert improviser and has been invited on stage to jam with big names such as The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna, George Porter, Jr., The Wood Brothers, John Mayall, Randall Bramblett, Delbert McClinton and many others. In 2014 Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers celebrated 20 years of music making with a spectacular live album and DVD package whilst the latest album, 'Another Mile, Another Minute' is available in Australian stores and soon to be released world-wide through Landslide Records. He frequently tours the USA and Europe and maintains a steady presence on the home front in Australia.
UPDATE: Geoff's latest Album scooped the pool at the 2017 Australian 'CHAIN' Blues Music Awards.
The album won in 5 categories:
Album of The Year, Song Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Group Of The Year & Producer(s) of The Year