Guitarist Geoff Achison teachs workshop June 18

Published 11:37 am Monday, June 6, 2011

Hosted by Lichty Guitars, acclaimed Australian blues/roots artist Geoff Achison will be in town Saturday, June 18 to teach guitar players how to get the most out of the instrument without getting bogged down in mountains of theory and extra study.

Geoff Achison

Achison kicks off his 2011 U.S. tour in June with a string of back-to-back shows throughout the summer. This stop in Tryon is a rare opportunity for area guitar players to learn from one of the very best.

According to The Times of London, Achison is “Possibly one of the most gifted musicians to arrive on the scene … His playing verges on the miraculous.”

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The list of awards and acknowledgments for this musician is long and includes the Memphis Blues Foundation’s ‘Albert King Award’ and being chosen as one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by “Guitar Player Magazine” in 2008. He was recently named as one of the top “100+ Guitarists You Should Know” by TrueFire.

Achison said he enjoys the opportunity to teach and is a regular instructor and charter member at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Ohio. His workshops are relaxed and informal affairs where he engages his students in conversation discussing their mutual love of music and desire to master their chosen instrument. Flat pick and finger-style, dynamic rhythm and lead are covered as well as some hot jamming tips.

Lichty Guitars will host this event in Tryon. The workshop will run from 3 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Registration is required as space is limited.

To learn more, visit or call 828-817-1460.

While in the area Achison will also be performing a solo concert at The Saluda Wine Cellar on Thursday, June 16. Tickets may be purchased by calling 828-749-9698.

– article submitted by Corrie Woods