Meet Hamish Anderson, blues rock virtuoso from Melbourne. He's currently touring the USA opening for none other than BB King, and will soon be heading back down under for a tour in support of his forthcoming EP, Restless. The EP was recorded live in L.A. with Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones). It features Grammy-winning floor steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen) and Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) on drums.
"Burn" is the lead single from the new EP, and I love every moment of it. The bluesiest, twangiest of riffs carries the track through, while Anderson's rich voice hits every note with just the right amount of flirtatiousness, as each phrase coyly trails off into the music.
His masterful guitar and lyrical abilities are on display from start to end. A catchy, solid drumbeat, perfect rhythms and a wailing guitar solo -- this piece is a rock 'n roll romp through and through. I can't believe I've just become familiar with this guy, and I cannot wait to hear the full EP.
Hamish Anderson's EP Restless comes out on November 7.