The Belfast Cowboys “Looking For The Northern Lights” – Listen

Plenty of bands cite Dylan as an influence, but The Belfast Cowboys draw their true inspiration from Van Morrison.  The Minnesotan band started out as a pure Van the Man tribute band in 2002, but have incorporated the music of others over the years as well as penning a few songs of their own that have a definite Morrison feel to them.  Such as today’s song, ‘Looking for the Northern Lights.‘   The nine-piece band recorded the song on St Patricks Day 2020 as part of a live-streamed Covid shutdown show, the tapes of which are being used for their new album ‘This Magic Night.

Photo: John Botkin


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About Jonathan Aird 1989 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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