Cowan opened with "Finger Talking" from his critically acclaimed first CD, "Train I'm On". As one might expect the energy of the song and his distinctive vocal styling made after-dinner conversation a thing of the past. A major strength for Andy Cowan is his compositional skills and the next few songs taken from his latest CD, "10:30 Thursdays", "Higher Love" and "Never Look Back" showed the maturity of the performer. Other bright moments included a rollicking Fats Domino standard, "Rain is Falling", his interpretation of Tom Wait's "Jersey Girl" and Bob Dylan's "Well Well Well".
Following three encores, Cowan left the stage as an early morning start for the next gig in Sydney beckoned, but this crowd was well-catered for with this evening from this passionate performer.
(FRANK DAVIDSON - Relix Magazine, New York. , December - January 2002. )