Hamish Anderson is Australia’s best new blues guitarist

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 recently released 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.

Holy moly!

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. Each track on the EP showcases something totally different. From Shotgun, which is kind of a bluesier, darker Dire Straights, to the emotional, piano and acoustic guitar-driven slow-jam Street Lights and everything in between.

Listen to it right here. Just, those guitars.So good.

Catch Hamish on tour while you can:

Nov 13: Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Nov 20: Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle
Nov 21: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Nov 26: The Bearded Lady, Brisbane