Last Sunday, we were invited by good friends to a backyard south of Decatur for an informal potluck/concert. We had 50 or 60 people, a deep-fried turkey or two, a good supply of beer and a guitar player from Australia by the name of Geoff Achison, taking a break from his American tour to play a one-man impromptu concert for us.
Sitting in folding chairs in the heat of a Georgia afternoon, sipping cold beer and listening to live music made for a great way to wind down the weekend. The cops even showed up, which made it an official party.
Achison is a great guitarist out of the Duane Allman blues-rock tradition. If you like the cut below, he’s playing tomorrow night at the Sautee Nacoochee Center north of Helen with Randall Bramblett, and at Shorty’s Pizza in Tucker on Sunday. For a guy who talks funny, he sure has this American music down.
– Jay Bookman