Hamish Anderson is another avid contender in the young blues scene. At 27 years old, this Australian-born blues-rocker has only been on the professional scene since 2013 but has been passionately following his musical dreams since he was 12. After years of honing his playing and songwriting skills, he decided to leave Melbourne, Australia in hopes of furthering his career in America.
As a student of the blues, Hamish Anderson soaked up all of the best albums, songs, and licks from some of the most notable bluesmen, including, of course, the three Kings: Freddie, Albert, and B.B. In fact, Anderson shared the stage with B.B. in 2016 and would be “the last person to open a show for B.B. King before he died.”
Hamish has now melded together his love and skills for the blues with other styles like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, which is apparent on the fun new single “No Good” which captures Petty’s vibe perfectly. After sharing the stage with acts like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vintage Trouble, and others, musicians and fans are starting to recognize Anderson as a force to watch out for. The modern blues giant, Gary Clark Jr. has noted Hamish Anderson to be “the young act under 30 to watch out for.” Now, Anderson is recording with highly-demanded award-winning producers and seasoned musicians who have played with the like of Jeff Buckley, Bruce Springsteen, and Eric Clapton.
This guy is the real deal, his voice and songwriting skills are on point, bridging a gap between easier-listening rock with burning and complex blues guitar riffs. With his second album ready for a 2018 release, hopefully Hamish Anderson will become a household name in the blues world.
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