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:
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