Andy Cowan: Troubadour Nights (2006)
01 – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
02 – Pacing The Cage
03 – Motherless Child
04 – In My Life
05 – I’m Your Man
06 – Finally Home
07 – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
08 – One
09 – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
10 – To Love Somebody
11 – Ruby’s Arms
12 – Don’t Let It Bring You Down
13 – Guilty
14 – ‘Til There Was You
Andy Cowan – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, keys;
Ian Collard – harp (#1);
Jimmy Sloggett – tenor sax (#8,11);
Gavan Anderson – guitars;
Steve Hadley – bass;
Mark Kennedy – drums, percussion.
Recorded: Crimson Heart Studios
Producer: Andy Cowan
Mixed by Rob Harwood and Andy Cowan at Harwood Archives
Mastered by John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering
Album photography & graphic design: Olle Holmberg and Kirrily Lynch
Liner notes: Rob Harwood
“Home” dedicated to Wendy
“‘Til There Was You” dedicated to Lainy and Rob
Andy’s musical career began in Melbourne, Australia, growing up in a household surrounded by music. Following classical piano studies he began exploring piano improvisation, and absorbing musical ideas from rock, soul, blues, jazz and folk artists, and developing his very distinctive signature style that has matured with time.
His influences include Ray Charles, Chopin, Dr John, Pete Johnson, John Coltrane, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Bob Dylan, and many more.
Andy received Blues Album of the Year 2000, Blues Performer of the Year 2001, Male Performer of the Year 2003 and was an ARIA nominee for his “10.30 Thursdays” CD.
He was also awarded second place at the International Blues Convention in Memphis, Tennessee, USA in 2002.
He has arranged and performed on movies soundtracks including the Australian cult classic “Stone” and has toured internationally and throughout Australia for more than four decades.
In the 70’s and 80’s he was a hired gun for legendary Australian bands, Madder Lake, Ayers Rock, Kevin Borich, Renee Geyer and Ian Moss to name but a few.
Since 1998 Cowan has recorded seven CD’s and filmed a live DVD at The Basement in Sydney and The Corner Hotel, Richmond, Victoria.