Achison on stage at TFAC June 2

Published 6:01 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

Acoustic and electric guitarist Geoff Achison joins singer/songwriter Randall Bramblett at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

On Saturday, June 2, Tryon Fine Arts Center will present an evening of soulful sound when award-winning guitarist Geoff Achison blends his blues, funk and soul with multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Randall Bramblett. Joining the two will be Grammy winner Yonrico Scott on the drums and bassist Ted Pecchio.
According to The Times of London, Australian blues/roots artist Achison is “Possibly one of the most gifted musicians to arrive on the scene… His playing verges on the miraculous.”
The list of Achison’s awards and acknowledgments for writing, performing and recording is long and includes the Memphis Blues Foundation’s Albert King Award.
Growing up in the small town of Malmsbury in south eastern Australia, Achison developed a passion for American blues music and taught himself to play on a beat-up instrument he discovered “under the stairs” of the family home. In his 20s, he began years of touring around Australia and since 1995 has been traveling the globe.
Some of Achison’s career highlights include a concert cruise with the Delbert McClinton Band of San Diego and jamming with the iconic Les Paul and the Allman Brothers Band in New York City.
Martin Anderson, music director for WNCW radio in Spindale, N.C., said, “Achison’s 2009 album “One Ticket, One Ride” was the no. 1 pick among WNCW blues fans. We enjoy having him and Bramblett stop by for live sessions here on a regular basis.”
TFAC will present Achison and Bramblett on the Veh Stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in collaboration with Lichty Guitars. WNCW 88.7 FM is media sponsor for this event. Tickets can be purchased either online at or at the Tryon Fine Arts Center box office by calling 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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