Belladrum Festival in the heart of the Scottish Highlands... The closing track of a barnstorming set by The Storm Chasers to a full Grassroots tent
Davy & Sam Cowan ( Show Me The Way ) @ Free Range Folk Stage, Belladrum. 05-08-2016.
DAVY COWAN _ A Working Man
Davy Cowan is a prominent singer/songwriter from the Highlands of Scotland, a home-grown Troubadour in the true sense of the word. His music is original, inventive and thought-provoking (The Scots Magazine) and encapsulates the essence of many of the stories and situations that have inspired him over the years: people, places, old memories, faces; sometimes quite mellow & reflective, sometimes edgy & rugged...'like the tough and vulnerable gravitas of Johnny Cash with the pleasing feel of Tom Russell' (R2 Magazine Rock 'n' Reel) or even a Scottish Steve Forbert - a mercurial melting pot of ideas and styles.
As well as being an accomplished solo artist, Davy was a founder member & front man of the Highland Celtic Rock band "Coinneach" who released 3 critically acclaimed studio albums, and he has toured extensively around the UK & Europe. 'Most importantly Davy is an original writer and outstanding performer, whose vibrant repertoire spans some 25 years!' (Martin Stephenson, The Daintees). Steeped in both counter culture and Highland tradition, Davy is a tasteful mixed bag of New Wave creative power and has a unique energy and spirit which is apparent in his solo albums, "Fragile People", "The Journey" and his new album release "Working Man's Dream" in 2013.
– Davy showcased his unique voice that can only be described as a strange mix of Highland grit and Americana twang... he keeps his audience tuned in with short tales before moving on..... . Davy’s overall song-writing style is very straight forward and does not clutter it up unnecessary with flashy lyrics to show off his songs. What you get here is an honest man singing honest songs and the crowd reacting to it…honestly... (Celtic Music Radio)
Full version Answerphone song Live at Belladrum 2013
The triumph of Working Man's Dream lies in Cowan's ability to perform personal songs that resonate with common experience" (R2 Rock 'n' Reel Magazine)
2013 was a busy year of festival appearances, gigs and tours in the UK, Denmark & Germany - If there is a harder working man around at the moment I’d like to meet him; if Davy isn’t playing a gig then he’s travelling to it! (invernessgigs.co.uk).
Driven by his hard work ethics, 2016 is set to be another prolific year for Davy as he continues to map out a positive & creative journey through our ever-changing times with his own vibrant energy & passion!
No doubt about it, Davy Cowan is a unique talent! (Maverick)
While his folk rock roots shine through – there’s also a nod to bluegrass and country – the lasting impression is of a storytelling songwriter at the top of his form regardless of genre (Hector Mackenzie, Inverness Courier)
Cowan's approach to song-writing is spot on — straight forward words and catchy tunes that soon have you humming along - fun, thought-provoking, original music - a fine musician (Bob Taverner, The Folk Mag Review)
You gotta hear this guy! He’ll feel like your long lost friend, you will feel like you know him, because Davy Cowan is authentic through and through! Wonderful artist, check him out! (Martin Stephenson, The Daintees)
Davy Live in Grena Denmark on the Coast tour 2013
Closer to home, Busking in Inverness September 2013
In Conversation LIVE On The Medicine Show with Rob Ellon April 2011
Busking In Inverness Falcon Square September 2013 Busking Tour
The Gatecrasher Live at The Potting Shed Belladrum Festival 2012
Davy Cowan & The Storm Chasers 'Live at The Ironworks Inverness'
Davy with Dave Sharp from The Alarm
Davy Live At The Ironworks 2011