In a complete change of pace from recently attended live music acts, local blues artist Geoff Achison, put on an absorbing and masterful performance at the Basement Discs today.
He is an extraordinarily good guitarist and has a bluesy sort of voice, somewhat husky in tone.
Performing songs from his latest release Acho Solo, they were a mix of original compositions and covers. The self-penned “Apparatus” was a standout, with Geoff drawing forth from his guitar, strange mechanical blips and scrapes. The song was inspired by his stint of working in a factory in his younger days and is principally about factory workers being replaced by machines.
He played for about half an hour finishing with a sensational cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious”.
In a fortnight, US blues artist Eric Bibb is scheduled to do an In-Store. It should be a good show too.
Another piece of good news came my way yesterday with the announcement of a new studio album from Ryan Adams to be released in June. It’s called “Easy Tiger”. I can hardly wait…