Ags is among a select group of artists who have been asked to perform at the 2018 UK Country Music Awards.
The awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel near East Midlands Airport on Saturday 1st September. Other artists performing include Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts and Philippa Hannah. Tickets and more information on the awards can be found at ukcountrymusicawards.com.
Ags’ second album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected, released in February 2017, has received recognition from a number of quarters in end-of-year lists and radio shows! Here is a list of a few that have included the album, and songs from it, in their round-ups:
October will see the return to these shores of the incredible Ohio/Kentucky native Jeremy Pinnell, who will be promoting his superb new album ‘Ties of Blood and Affection’ on a co-headline tour with Ags.
Ags and Jeremy previously teamed up in both Witney and London on a short UK run of Jeremy’s in October 2015 but now they are back together for a full tour. You can catch them at the following venues – please see the ‘Shows’ tab for more info on each.
Fri 13th Oct – HARROGATE, Warehouse Recording Co. (w/ Robert Vincent)
Sat 14th Oct – GLASGOW, Private House Concert
Sun 15th Oct – ABERDEEN, The Blue Lamp
Mon 16th Oct – GATESHEAD, Prohibition Cabaret Bar
Tue 17th Oct – YORK, The Basement
Thu 19th Oct – STAMFORD, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge
Fri 20th Oct – OXFORD, The Isis Farmhouse
Sun 22nd Oct – BRISTOL, The Golden Lion (Jeremy only)
Don’t miss Ags playing with country sensation Doug Seegers at Southern Fried in Perth, Scotland next weekend!
Ags has played at the festival twice before and was there when Doug made his Southern Fried debut in 2015. This year they share the bill on Saturday afternoon 29th July at the Salutation Hotel. Ags will open the show with a solo set of his new and old songs while Doug will be playing a set of Hank Williams classics.
Be sure to catch this show if you can get there! Tickets are priced at £12.50 for weekend pass holders or £17.50 (£15 concessions). Buy yours HERE.
Despite the ‘Traditional’ cowboy songs limited release album only being a stop-gap release before Ags’ second album of originals is released later this year, Country Music People saw fit to give it 5 stars in their August issue!
Reviewer Chris Smith called the album “an informative and very entertaining piece of work, and quite possibly a collector’s item for the future”.
Copies of ‘Traditional’ are still available at £10 each. You can buy by PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending cash/a cheque to 29 High Street, Finstock, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DA.
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Last week Ags was back in Scotland to record his long-awaited second album.
Stuart Nisbet was once again on guitars, Kev McGuire played stand-up bass and Jim McDermott was behind the drums. Dean Owens reprised his role in the producer’s chair and Garry Boyle was again on engineering duties. In addition, Andy May played piano again and two special guests from the US also contributed.
The album has now been mixed and is awaiting mastering. Details on its release will be made available as soon as possible.
(L-R): Jim McDermott, Kev McGuire, Ags, Stuart Nisbet. (Not pictured): Dean Owens and Garry Boyle.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend Ags was once again in the BBC Oxford studios to record a country show with presenter Will Banks.
This time it was the turn of the ‘Women of Country’, featuring artists like Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton along with some more modern artists (including a couple from the Ameripolitan world!).