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…

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 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 Grab a slice of history, folks!!


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)

Tue 24th Oct – PLYMOUTH, The Junction

Thu 26th Oct – LONDON, Westfield House, Ealing


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


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.

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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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The new album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’ has today (3rd February) been released on At The Helm Records.

You can buy it on CD and digitally wherever you would normally buy your music. If you buy it from you get a free 18 track label sampler while stocks last! And if you’re someone who still likes a record shop, you’ll find it in branches of HMV and all good independent record shops. For Oxfordshire folks, be sure to pop into Truck Store or Blackwell in Oxford, or Rapture in Witney.

Here’s what some reviewers have had to say about the album already:

“Dare I suggest that Ags Connolly might be the best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out? Yes, I think I do, and I think he is…and this is a fabulous record.”
– Country Music People

“For those who repeatedly throw up their arms as if looking for divine intervention in their quest for real country music, in Ags Connolly they have found their saviour.”
– Flyin’ Shoes Review

“The deeper you dig, the more gems you unearth.”

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You can now pre-order the new album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’ from the At The Helm Records shop:

Early reviews for the album have been unequivocally favourable:

“Ags’ second album…has seen his writing not just mature but move forward leaps and bounds away from any pigeon-hole” – Rocking Magpie

“Occasionally…someone comes along that produces a body of work that gets noticed beyond our local circuit. Someone with the talent that equals or surpasses the huge pool that exists in the US. Someone like Ags Connolly.” – Your Life In A Song

CDs will ship in the week of release so should reach you on or before the release date of 3rd February.

Don’t be slow!

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At The Helm Records have announced they are teaming up with Ags Connolly and will be releasing his second album, ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’, on February 3rd 2017.

You can stream the debut track ‘I Hope You’re Unhappy’ now via Soundcloud:…/i-hope-youre-unhappy-ags-connolly

On following 2014’s ‘How About Now’, Ags said: “It was great to have producer Dean Owens and the same superb musicians on board again, not to mention contributions from The Mavericks’ Michael Guerra on accordion and Grand Ole Opry staff member Eamon McLoughlin on fiddle. I believe in the strength of the songs and I’m excited about how these guys helped bring them to life. I hope you will be too.”

At The Helm Records are an independent record label based in Brighton, England.

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