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Amp Sessions: Liam Cowan

Liam Cowan in concert

Liam Cowan

Bring your whole crew, pack a picnic or get food from Maclab Bistro, and grab your lawn chair to soak up some sunshine while enjoying the incredible talents of Bow Valley local artists.

Born and raised in the Canadian Rockies, Liam Cowan is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter and producer. Taking his influence from the likes of Hendrix, Neil Young and Bowie to the Arctic Monkeys, Soul, Motown and old Blues greats like BB King and Buddy Guy, Liam has been riffing on guitars for as long as he can remember. 

A five-year stint travelling the Scottish and UK music festival circuit exposed Liam to a brand-new music scene and sounds from every corner of the globe, as well as Scottish acts like Paolo Nutini and The Fratellis. Channeling this energy Liam honed his craft along the way, performing gigs and open mics at venues ranging from Glastonbury Festival to small pubs around Glasgow. 

Since returning to Canada, Liam has made his mark in the Bow Valley. Gigging continuously at a wide selection of renowned music venues, bars, and pubs, Liam has worked closely with local artists and has opened for talented acts on tour including electronic/folk duo Moontricks, folk rock group Shred Kelly and jazz rock music collective Apollo Suns. A forced pause in a busy schedule during the 2020 lockdown gave Liam the chance to write, record and produce his debut album Between Bars in his home studio he built, which was released in February 2022.


Alberta Government
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Government of Canada
Canada Council