Melbourne-raised, LA based “guitar phenom” (Guitar World) Hamish Anderson started playing when he was 12 and after issuing a pair of EPs and a live album is ready to release his debut full-length, Trouble, on October 21 via Kobalt/AWAL.
On Trouble, Anderson worked with seven-time Grammy Award winning Jim Scott (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Grace Potter) and recorded predominantly live. “We wanted to do the majority with very few overdubs,” notes Anderson of the recording process. “Get a really great band together and have it be about the songs, not about spending so much time on how the bass drum sounds. It was capturing, warts and all, the live thing. Rock and blues music shouldn’t be perfect, and I’m really proud that there’s no auto-tune on it, that nothing was done to a click track.”