In the UK where the reverence for American blues artists runs deep and has brought forth legendary guitar heroes Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton, the endless grey skies of Edinburgh, Scotland are most definitely not immune to this musical iconography. Eilidh McKellar, a 19-year-old Scottish born singer and guitarist offers an interesting blend of indie rock, blues, and pop music with a nod towards the New World. She premieres her debut track and video “Summer Daze” exclusively through Guitar World. Guitar World says, “McKellar serves up an interesting blend of indie rock and pop with a nod toward British and American blues.” The track is part of her beautiful forthcoming DEBUT collection “Delta Devil Dreams.”
With “Delta Devil Dreams,” Eilidh plays with heartfelt emotion on the guitar, and her voice comes from deep in the Mississippi River delta- where alligators lie in wait and Southern Comfort allays the sins of the soul.
“Delta Devil Dreams,” produced by Guy Eckstine, features McKellar in comfortable musical surroundings with swaggering rock based guitar riffs and soulful vocals. It’s as if Jack White and Amy Winehouse took a road trip down Highway 61 and picked up Stevie Ray Vaughan at a truck stop. The highlight of Eilidh’s nascent career was performing at the Hammersmith Apollo with legendary blues/rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa. Joe had seen Eilidh on YouTube and asked her to join him on stage– a huge honor and she delivered great solos much to his and the audiences delight.