From the beginning of his career guitar wunderkind, Hamish Anderson has continually exceeded expectations. The gifted Australian musician carefully mixes in elements of folk and pop with the blues-rock roots at the heart of a style that garnered him an opening slot on tour with the respected Gary Clark Jr. In fact Anderson has even shared the stage with B.B. King and was the last person to open a show for B.B. King before he died in 2015.
Following his 2020 tour in his native Australia, Hamish was set to return to the states for a solo U.S. headlining tour when COVID created a global lockdown. Finding himself a world away from his scheduled shows and isolated at home in Australia, Hamish didn’t miss a beat. He immediately began performing live stream concerts and video sessions partnering with brands like Guitar World’s “Lesson/Playthrough“, Martin Guitars “Jam In Place”, amongst others, and an invitation to perform on John Lee Hooker Facebook page.
Anderson recently returned with a fiery new single, “Morning Light,” a retro-flavored rock stew of boogie 70s style, mixed with riveting swagger reserved for the likes of Marc Bolan and Steve Marriott. He wrote “Morning Light” prior to 2020; but while the world was evolving, this song not only resonated with his audience but also became an acoustic mantra during all his live stream shows.
Glide is proud to premiere the video for the acoustic version of “Morning Light,” where listeners get a more intimate listen to Anderson’s intricate guitar skills and soulful voice. The world needs our next guitar hero more than ever and Anderson is shall soon be considered amongst Clark and Bonamassa. Check out the exclusive video below…
“I’m very excited to share the acoustic version of “Morning Light.” For the actual recorded version of the song, I wanted it to sound very big — it was all about fuzz tones and drums. But last year during lockdown I found myself alone and without my band, so this stripped down version of the song became a personal favourite to play when I would do live stream performances. I’ve always enjoyed it when my favorite artists take a song of theirs and change the arrangement to give it a new life. You end up with the same song but two completely unique versions – each can reveal different shades of the song. This is “Morning Light” completely stripped back and reimagined,” says Anderson.