‘WRONG AGAIN’ AVAILABLE NOW!

Ags’ new album ‘Wrong Again’ is now available both on CD and via digital platforms.

Recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire, the album has been garnering praise from a large number of sources including Billboard, Glide Magazine, Americana UK and Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 who called it “modern day traditionalism of the very, very best kind”.

Stream it HERE

Or buy the CD from the Shop

SECOND SONG PREMIERE!!

The second song premiere from the forthcoming album ‘Wrong Again’ has been exclusively showcased by the one and only Billboard!

The Tex-Mex flavoured ‘Say It Out Loud’ is described by the US giant as follows: “Accordion features coupled by delicate strums of an acoustic guitar and Connolly’s deep and emotive vocals bring the throwback tune to life”.

Listen to the track and read the full article HERE.

Don’t forget to pre-order the album in order to receive it on or before 1st November 2019 by visiting the Shop.

NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDER IS GO!!

You can now pre-order the new album ‘Wrong Again’, due for release on 1st November 2019!

‘Wrong Again’ is Ags’ third studio album. In a song premiere for the lead track ‘Wrong Again (You Lose a Life)’, Glide Magazine called the album “a must-listen”…

Be sure of receiving your copy on or before the release date by visiting the Shop today!

AGS TO OPEN FOR HANS CHEW ON UK TOUR

This summer Ags will be opening five dates for his friend (and fellow At The Helm Records roster member) Hans Chew and his band on their UK tour. Hans is a piano playing singer-songwriter originally from Chattanooga and now residing in New York City. He has previously played piano for several bands including Hiss Golden Messenger.

Catch Ags and Hans together on these dates. More info on the Shows tab!

JULY
8th – BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert
9th – BRISTOL, Thekla
10th – LONDON, The Borderline
11th – MANCHESTER, Night & Day Cafe
12th – NOTTINGHAM, The Bodega

‘NOTHIN’ UNEXPECTED’ TO GET PHYSICAL US RELEASE ON SOFABURN RECORDS

Ags’ second album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’, released in the UK on At The Helm Records in February 2017, will have a physical release in the US on SofaBurn Records next month.

SofaBurn have had a close relationship with At The Helm since the release of Jeremy Pinnell’s ‘Ties of Blood & Affection’ on both labels in 2017. The physical distribution of ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’ will mark the first time Ags’ music has been distributed in the US in anything other than digital format.

The CD will be available in the US from 9th March 2018.

NEW ‘LIVE IN ST. LOUIS, MO’ CD AVAILABLE NOW!!

In February 2016, Ags undertook a tour of several southern US states with a full band from St. Louis. They criss-crossed Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Louisana, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, finishing up with a final show at the superb Off Broadway venue in St. Louis itself. And now you can hear it!

Released on CD only (in limited numbers and only available direct from Ags), this is the full 45 minute set he played that night with the band. The group consisted of Ags, the great singer-songwriter Jack Grelle (lead guitar), the trusty Brice Baricevic (bass) plus two members of world famous St Louis native Pokey LaFarge’s band – those being Pokey’s long-time sideman Ryan Koenig (harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals) and the top class Matty Meyer (drums).

The tracks played that night were mostly taken from Ags’ first two albums (the second of which hadn’t been recorded at that point) plus two classic Johnny Paycheck numbers. The full track listing is as follows:

1. A Good Memory For Pain
2. I Hoped She Wouldn’t Be Here
3. I Saw James Hand
4. Neon Jail
5. Do You Realise That Now
6. Haunts Like This
7. Trusty Companion
8. Slide Off Your Satin Sheets
9. Get Out Of My Mind
10. I Hope You’re Unhappy
11. The Dim and Distant Past
12. When Country Was Proud
13. 11 Months and 29 Days

Needless to say this recording can’t be heard anywhere else and this band may never be together in a room again! And as Ags plays 95% of his shows as a solo act, this album is even more of a rarity…

HOW TO BUY
The CD is priced at £10.00 plus £1 postage for UK orders. Please contact Ags for international postage costs. Payment can be made the following ways:

Paypal – please e-mail agsconnolly@gmail.com with details of your order and you will receive a Paypal invoice. You do not have to be signed up to Paypal to pay in this way.

Cheque/cash – please send all orders to Ags Connolly, 29 High Street, Finstock, Oxon, OX7 3DA.

Any queries to agsconnolly@gmail.com. Grab a slice of history, folks!!

AGS PLAYS GLASGOW AMERICANA

This weekend Ags will make his first appearances at Glasgow Americana festival.

On Saturday 7th October Ags will play as part of the popular Hazy Recollections songwriters show, along with Martha Fields, Martha Healy and Saint Huck, starting at 4pm at The Glad Café.

Then later at 8.30pm, Ags will open for Mark Olson – originally of cult Americana band The Jayhawks – at the same venue.

For tickets and more info please go to www.glasgowamericana.com

AGS ON THE ROAD IN APRIL AND MAY!

From late April to late May 2017, Ags will be on the road with two different US acts.

First, he heads out around England with The Ponderosa Aces from California, on their first UK tour. The Aces play unrefined outlaw country music straight from the west coast, and their show is not to be missed. Ags will be opening all the shows bar Paris.

Then, Ags will be undertaking a full UK and Ireland co-headline tour with Nashville songwriter Pat Reedy. This will be very similar to the tour Ags went on with Jack Grelle back in 2015. Expect great songs, banter and one or two surprises…

Don’t miss Ags in your town!

w/ The Ponderosa Aces

APR 22 – MILTON KEYNES, the Stables; APR 23 – GULLIVER’s, Manchester; APR 24 – NEWCASTLE, Jumpin’ Jack’s; APR 25 – LEICESTER, The Musician; APR 27 – LONDON, The Borderline; APR 28 – WITNEY, Fat Lil’s; APR 30; BRIGHTON, The Haunt; MAY 1 – DOVER, The Priory

w/ Pat Reedy

MAY 4 – BALLYBOFEY, The Balor; MAY 5 – DERRY, Bennigan’s; MAY 6 – OMAGH, THe Weigh Inn; MAY 7 – STRABANE, Dixie’s Bar; MAY 9 – OXFORD, The Library; MAY 10 – COLYFORD, The Wheelwright Inn; MAY 11 – LIVERPOOL, 81 Renshaw; MAY 12 – NEWCASTLE, Heaton Perk; MAY 13 – ABERDEEN, The Blue Lamp; MAY 14 – PERTH, Vamos! (2pm); MAY 14 – KINROSS, Backstage at The Green Hotel;  MAY 16 – LONDON, Luna Lounge; MAY 17 – BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert; MAY 18 – BRISTOL, The Old Bookshop; MAY 19 – PLYMOUTH, The Junction;, MAY 20 – WITNEY, Fat Lil’s

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