Hamish Anderson is a blues rock artist (guitarist/singer/songwriter) from Melbourne, Australia who was the last artist to open for the late BB King. In 2017, he completed a 12-city tour opening for The Rides (featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg). In addition to these tours, he's performed over sixty shows in the US including eleven showcases during SXSW in 2017; as well as openers for Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wynona Judd and Blues Traveler, Vintage Trouble & Mud Morganfield and will be performing at Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summerfest, High Sierra, Telluride Blues and Ottawa Blues Fest and several more festivals this summer in the US.
A finalist for Best Blues Song (for his single "Hold On Me") from International Songwriters Competition 2016, Hamish has previously received an award for Best Blues Song by the Independent Music Awards 2015 for his single "Burn" and was profiled in Huffington Post "Beyond the Six Strings" as well as The Blues Magazine UK for their "Future of Blues Music" issue.
His debut album, Trouble, was produced by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Tedeschi Trucks, Ryan Bingham, Wilco, Grace Potter), and features Steve Berlin from Los Lobos on Baritone Sax; Johnny Radelat (Gary Clark Jr), Freddie Bokkenheuser (Ryan Adams), and Aaron Sterling (John Mayer) on drums; Chris Bruce (Seal, Meshell Ndegeocello) and Rob Calder (Angus & Julia Stone, Kanye) on bass; Chris Joyner (Ryan Bingham) and Jerry Borge (Jonathan Wilson) on keys.
The first single from that album, also titled "Trouble," has received more than 2k spins on major market AAA radio across the nation since it's release on April 15. It was featured on Spotify's official "Blues & Roots Rock" playlist. Hamish's second single, "Hold On Me" was released in 2016 exclusively on Impose Magazine and it garnered over 2k spins at AAA as well. The accompanying video was released on PureVolume, who states "Hamish Anderson has a blues rock sound that's as rockin' as it is rollicking." His previously released single, "Little Lies" garnered over 1200 spins at AAA radio stations during 2015. Trouble released on October 21st to stellar reviews from Elmore Magazine, Relix Magazine, Rock Cellar Magazine, Premier Guitar and various other music blogs. In addition to Yahoo! Music naming Hamish in their Top 10 Best New Artists of 2016, Jim Nelson from KCSN (LA) included Trouble as one of the Top 10 Best New Albums in 2016 and Songpickr, a premiere Spotify playlist curator, included Trouble as one of their Top 50 Albums of 2016.