Jeff Aug has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 25+ years in Europe and the United States, set two Guinness™ World Records, and landed a #1 album on the Apple iTunes Acoustic Music Charts in the United States.
Originally from Washington, DC, Jeff has been living in the Alps' foothills in Southern Germany for 20+ years. He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Stu Hamm, Greg Howe, Alex Skolnick, Carl Verheyen, Johnny A., Albert Lee, moe., and others. After setting the Guinness™ world record for the "Most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours" twice (2009, 2012), Jeff featured on NPR's show Morning Edition. Besides his solo work, Jeff Aug currently leads the instrumental rock outfit Ape Shifter and performs as guitarist for the British artist Anne Clark.
* Solo show
# Ape Shifter
+ As guitarist for Anne Clark
% Dead Tuna together with Hans Penzoldt on harmonica!
JEFF AUG"Solo & Instrumental" Tour 2023
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Performing nine concerts in nine countries, Jeff set a new Guinness™ world record for 'Most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours' on March 3rd, 2012.
Over his career, Jeff has played many shows, in many cities, in many countries.
Jeff Aug proudly uses and endorses EVH & Charvel guitars, D'Addario strings, Dunlop guitar picks, AER acoustic amplifiers, Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, Fishman Acoustic Guitar Pick-Ups, Earebel, and Dunlop & Planet Waves Guitar Accessories.
Jeff has been featured in numerous guitar magazines worldwide (including Guitar Player, Guitar, Gitarist, Akustik Gitarre, Guitar Acoustic, etc.).
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The lights go down, and we’re ready for some hardcore Holdsworth action. And then Jeff Aug steps out, with an acoustic six-string, and hammers seven shades of shale out of it. Support acts usually have only one purpose, and that is to suck. They’re the ugly friend you go to the bar with when you’re out to score. They’re the bad stats you give the boss before you present him with the report on how you are going to save the company. They have a place in life, a rung on the ladder, and they’d better not blow the main act out of the water.
It is a brave lead guitarist who has Jeff Aug open for him. Playing what can only be described as high-speed country funk, he shreds his way up and down the strings with breathtaking speed. He also provides his own percussion, striking the body of the instrument hard enough to sound like a bass drum. This is extreme acoustic guitar and extremely good, rendering the audience unusually silent.
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