Multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and all round brilliant musician Scott Hirsch has not only played bass and produced four albums with Hiss Golden Messenger but in large part helped to create the band’s unique sound.
Now following William Tyler, Phil Cook et al, he’s the latest member of the extended Hiss family to go solo. His debut album is called Blue Rider Songs and it does not disappoint. It’s a record which allows him to find his voice – a cool, soulful one that blooms over cinematic compositions (considering Hirsch’s acclaimed work as a film sound designer that makes sense). It’s expansive but intimate at the same time and reminiscent of JJ Cale and Crosby, Still, Nash & Young.