Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers (Blues/Funk-Jam, Melbourne, Australia)
New CD Another Mile, Another Minute out Mar. 3, 2017
Winner of FIVE 2017 Australian Blues Music Awards
Equal parts New Orleans Funk, driving Blues, jazzy Soul and outback Mojo, this is southern blues/roots music from deep south Australia. Geoff Achison invokes the spirit of the great blues & soul artists to create his engaging original sound. He’s been chosen one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine followed with making the “Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the “Top 50 Australian Guitarists of All Time.” He’s been a 17 year Guest Guitar Instructor at Jorma Kaukonen’s (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Guitar Ranch and an exciting festival favorite featured on PBS, NPR, the BBC and CNN. His frequent tours of the US have seen him playing with folks like The Allman Brothers (Geoff voted the #1 guest at the Allman Brothers Beacon 2012 run by Relix Magazine), George Porter, Jr., Wood Brothers, Col. Bruce Hampton, Randall Bramblett, Delbert McClinton, John Mayer, and many others.
“Achison seems more like a singer/songwriter’s soul in Jeff Beck’s body. He should take his stature in the musical community to the next level with this disc.” Elmore Magazine
Geoff is one of the finest blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style. I have never seen anyone play quite like him.” Jorma Kaukonen, Hot Tuna