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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