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Catching up with blues artist Hamish Anderson

Up-and-coming blues/rock musician Hamish Anderson has been on PRP’s playlist about a year now. With 2 EP’s under his belt, the exceptionally talented Aussie toured extensively this year, performing at SXSW and playing shows up and down the west coast and in Canada.

His second EP “Restless” – a testament to his talent – was a stunning 5-track piece de resistance that confirmed Anderson’s songwriting skills and blues guitar finesse.

Both EP’s were recorded in Los Angeles and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Shins, The Black Keys). From his first EP, have a listen to track “Sad and Blue”:

Sad and Blue

We thought listeners might like to know what’s been on his mind since we wrote about him this time last year and lobbed a few questions his way.

PRP: Are you working on any new material right now?

Anderson: I’m taking a little break from shows at the moment to switch gears to recording what will be my first full-length album.

I did some recording in the middle of the year, and I’m looking forward to now finishing that stuff off, and working on some more songs. The next couple of months will really be dedicated to recording, writing and trying to get as much done for the music as I can.

PRP: What was the main inspiration for the songs on “Restless”?

Anderson: I went through a lot of changes at the end of last year and start of this year in my life, and I feel those songs reflect that. The main themes are friendships, relationships, and occasionally losses of them. That EP and the themes that run through it are very personal to me.

PRP: Is there a favorite show you have in mind that’s coming up?

Anderson: I have a couple great shows set up for December, January and February.

I am really looking forward to opening for Little Hurricane at The Troubadour on December 3 and for Los Lobos New Year’s Eve at the Belly Up in California. On the 16th of February I get to perform at the Barclay Center’s Billboard Lounge as part of their music series, too.

Restless

Have a listen to blues masterpiece “Restless.” Clocking in at just under 6 minutes, the title track from Anderson’s second EP is a tour-de-force:

 

Don’t know about you but we’re excited this promising musician from Melbourne, Australia, has all this great news to share…we can’t wait for his first full studio album.

You can find his music on iTunes and on his website.

Cynthia Orlando

Cynthia Orlando is a music enthusiast who reviews pop, Indie, rock, blues & bluegrass artists. Also a certified arborist, you can follow Cynthia on Twitter.Listen to PRP

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