World-class music with Achison and Bramblett perform Sept. 6

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013

Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett perform at the 2012 TFAC concert. (photo submitted)

Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett perform at the 2012 TFAC concert. (photo submitted)

Friday, Sept. 6, Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett will bring first-class performances to center-stage at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) for the second year in a row while showcasing locally-built custom Lichty Guitars.

Acclaimed Australian blues/ roots musician Geoff Achison and southern singer/ songwriter Randall Bramblett are set to rock the house again at TFAC.

At the June 2012 TFAC concert by Achison and Bramblett, it was hard to tell who was having more fun – the guys in the band on stage or the raving fans who packed the house for the sold out show.

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Both Achison and Bramblett play custom guitars built for them by Tryon luthier Jay Lichty. “Working with both Geoff and Randall to design their custom guitars was an honor and it is an unbelievable thrill to hear my instruments being played by such amazing musicians,” said Lichty.

For more than 30 years, these musicians have laid down tracks of soul-stirring tunes that have received high praise by music critics.

Most recently Bramblett’s CD, The Bright Spots, has held a steady spot on both the Americana chart and the Roots Rock Chart.

His hit song, Used to Rule the World, was the title track on Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-award winning CD Slipstream.

Achison has won numerous awards for his guitar mastery from Memphis to Melbourne, he’s a regular instructor of blues guitar at Ohio’s Fur Peace Ranch and his multi-continent tour schedule reflects the global fan-base of this in-demand singer/songwriter and guitarist.

Catch the show Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center in Tryon. General admission tickets may be purchased online via or by phone at 828-859-8322. Lichty Guitars and NPR station WNCW are sponsors for this event.

– article submitted

by Marianne Carruth