Hailing from rural Victoria, Australia, Geoff Achison has forged an
international career for himself playing his Souldiggin brand of
R&B music. Geoff Achison first appeared on the Melbourne scene in the
early 1990s as the young hotshot guitarist with veteran bluesman
Geoff Achison toured extensively around Australia with the Tilders band before
forming his own band in 1994. In 1995 Geoff Achison travelled to the USA to
represent Melbourne performing at the International Blues Challenge in
Memphis. Geoff Achison won the coveted Albert King Award (the first
non-American to do so) and went on to score an endorsement deal with Gibson
Guitars USA. Geoff Achison returns regularly to America playing bars, clubs
and music festivals. His Gettin Evil CD was recorded in Oregon with his
US based Souldiggers band. In 1997 Geoff Achison moved to London hoping
to establish a UK following. The live recording Souldiggin' In The UK
was released in 2000 featuring a British version of the band. Through
travelling and touring, Geoff Achison has built his reputation on his live
performances transporting his audiences from the gentlest of ballads to the
most electrifying rave-ups and back again. Geoff Achison has also enjoyed
collaborating with Rock, Jazz and Classical musicians employing some of these
for his 2002 Chasing My Tail album. Here the horns and strings
compliment the Oz band on a clutch of new songs. Geoff Achison counts
Australia, the UK and USA among his touring bases playing solo acoustic shows
or hiring the best musicians available to form The Souldiggers as he
goes. In 2000 Geoff Achison did a US national tour with the legendary Hot Tuna
which introduced Geoff to many new fans. He has been invited 6 years in a row
to Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio where he instructs students on his
distinctive electric and acoustic styles. In 2002 Geoff Achison was honoured
as an official Patron of the Frankston International Guitar Festival. The
latest CD is Each Long Day, recorded in England. It features Geoff
Achison's original take on a selection of R&B staples closing with a
stunning orchestrated title track.
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Biographical Information on Geoff Achison
Geoff Achison biography by Craig Smith.
Various Articles on Geoff Achison
Article at puremusic.com.
Reviews and Critiques of Geoff Achison Live Performances and Recordings
Live review at prozacblues.com.
Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, Deep Blues Club at The Post Office Club - York, UK November 28, 2002. Live review by Gordon Baxter.
Geoff Achison Interviews
Geoff Achison interview with Kevin Crossett, April 2001.
Andrián Pertout speaks with Geoff Achison about the nature of the blues and his new album "Mystery Train".
Geoff Achison interview at salty.com.au. Audio file, runtime 85:07.
Geoff Achison interview at gibson.com.
Geoff Achison Photos
Two Geoff Achison photos.
20 Geoff Achison photos at bbc.co.uk.
Geoff Achison Audio Files
Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA on May 28, 2003.
Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers at Bamboo Room in Lake Worth, FL on May 6, 2005.
DIG Internet Radio - Live: Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers. Runtime 27:35.
Article, interview and audio files at abc.net.au.
Geoff Achison Videos
Geoff Achison 'Chasin My Tail' Blues Rock Sydney Souldiggers. Runtime 04:11.
Blues Rock Groove Geoff Achison 'Jungle' - SydneySouldiggers. Runtime 07:16.
Geoff Achison - - "Tell Me Something". Runtime 08:08.
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