Stirring live performance from Nashville’s 12th & Porter arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day –
• Watch Hamish Anderson’s “My Sweetheart, You” (live) at Glide
RIYL: Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, Eric Clapton, Sam Cooke
Hamish Anderson. Photo by Richard Brancatisano.
“Australian guitar phenom.” – Guitar World
“Poetic playing … an immediate relevancy.” – Glide Magazine
“Velvety vocals and crisp fretwork … unbeatable Hendrix-like articulation.” – Examiner.com
“An adrenaline-charged blues explosion, infused with classic guitar riffs and dramatic drumbeats.” – American Songwriter
“A delightful blend of blues, folk, and rock; it’s hard to believe he grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and not some Southern town in America.” -Culture Collide
“Blues rock virtuoso … Holy moly!” – Indie Shuffle
“An uncanny ability to connect with a crowd.” – AXS.com
Feb. 13, 2015 — In the wake of a pair of sold-out shows opening for Los Lobos and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glide magazine has premiered Hamish Anderson’s stirring new live video for “My Sweetheart, You,” praising Hamish’s “poetic playing” and “immediate relevancy.” Filmed at Nashville’s 12th & Porter, the same live version of this song appears on Hamish’s recent EP, Restless.
“My Sweetheart, You” (live)
Not many 23-year-old guitarists can claim to have toured opening for B.B. King—Hamish Anderson has already checked this milestone off the list, having finished a run with the iconic bluesman in October. Buzz for Hamish has been growing among music-industry insiders as his name was the first out the mouth of critically acclaimed artist Gary Clark Jr. when asked by RevoltTV which guitar players under 30 we should be watching. Guitar World also called him a “guitar phenom,” and they should know.
Hamish made a name for himself in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, with an impressive live show offering a mix of electric-blues-soaked rave-ups and soulful rock & roll, all anchored by top-notch songwriting chops and and an unmistakably expressive voice. Hamish’s self-titled debut EP was released in November 2013, and his second EP, Restless, dropped in October, 2014, garnering coverage at American Songwriter, Guitar World, Indie Shuffle, Culture Collide, Artist Direct, and Australia’s Torrent This TV.
On Restless, Hamish teams up with producer/engineer Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Liz Phair). Recorded in Los Angeles at Henson Studios, the EP is a vehicle for his bluesy rock & roll and evocative lyrical imagery. Single “Burn” is an adrenaline-charged blues explosion with classic guitar riffs and propulsive drumming. The other tracks on Restless (“Shotgun,” “Little Lies,” “Restless” and “Street Lights”) showcase Anderson’s wide-ranging guitar talents along with his distinctive vocals. In addition, Grammy-winning pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Tom Petty, Wilco, Lucinda Williams) lends his magic to “Shotgun” and “Street Lights.”
Anderson recorded his first EP with Eric J. Dubowsky (Weezer, Chet Faker), keyboardist Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers) and bassist Rob Calder (Kanye West, Angus & Julia Stone). Both Hamish’s EPs were mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Dr. John).
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