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AGS CONNOLLY / Acoustic, Country, Live Entertainment, Live Music

Fri 22Jul
9:00 PM

Note: This event has finished

 

Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England. Country is the simplest description, but Ags is a proud supporter of Dale Watson’s ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a roots influence, away from the modern incarnation of country that exists today (you know the stuff…).

Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott. Since then he’s built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at various live shows including festivals like Country2Country in London, Summertyne Americana Festival in Gateshead and Southern Fried Festival in Perth. Ags has shared the stage with artists such as Rosanne Cash, Dale Watson, Jimmy LaFave, Martin Stephenson and Cale Tyson.

Ags’ influences come essentially from hardcore country songwriters like David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and Dale Watson. However, he also takes major singer-songwriter influences from the likes of Guy Clark, Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Knight.

Ags’ debut album ‘How About Now’, produced by Dean Owens, was released on Drumfire Records in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Country Music People magazine and being heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine.

Listen to AGS CONNOLLY

“‘How About Now’ is a masterpiece of British country” Maverick

“A compelling debut.” Independent on Sunday 

“One of the most promising new talents on the Brit country scene.”Record Collector

Ags last played at The Fishpond In January 2016 and we we’re rather impressed and had to have him back. Even people that don’t like country music will like Ags Connolly!

 
 
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