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!

NEW SONG PREMIERE!!

Check out the exclusive premiere of Ags’ new song ‘Wrong Again (You Lose a Life)’ – from the forthcoming album ‘Wrong Again’ – thanks to Glide Magazine!

Glide says: “In an age where acts like Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, and Colter Wall have been building huge fanbases for playing real deal country music, Ags Connolly is a must listen as he deserves to be right up there with all of these acts”

You can hear the track and read the full article HERE.

DON’T MISS AGS THIS SUMMER!

Don’t miss Ags at a bunch of top festivals this summer!

Ags will be playing both accompanied and solo at these great summer parties – if you’re gonna be in attendance be sure to check the listings, grab a beer and tonk it up…

JUL 6th – MAVERICK FESTIVAL, Suffolk (duo)
maverickfestival.co.uk

JUL 12th – STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL, Oberhausen, Germany (duo)
staticrootsfestival.com

AUG 26th – OVER THE HILL, Witney (solo)
www.gloveboxlive.uk

SEP 6th – THE LONG ROAD, Lutterworth (trio)
www.thelongroad.com

AGS TO TOUR WITH LEO RONDEAU IN APRIL!

This April Ags will be headed out across the UK and Ireland this April with the one and only Leo Rondeau! Anyone who’s spent a nanosecond in Austin or Nashville honky tonks will know that Leo is one of the most respected artists and songwriters on the scene and this will be his first trip to these shores.

The Austin Chronicle described Leo as “a treasure for discerning song junkies and rowdy two-steppers alike”…

Be sure to catch Ags and Leo at one of these spots:

APRIL 2019
4th – DUNDALK*, Spirit Store
5th – BALLYBOFEY*, The Balor
6th – BELFAST*, American Bar
7th – DUBLIN* – DC Music Club
10th – AXMINSTER, Axminster FC
11th – BRISTOL, The Green Man
12th – LIVERPOOL, Baltic Social
13th – GLASGOW, Private house concert
14th – ABERDEEN, The Blue Lamp
16th – NEWCASTLE, Prohibition Cabaret Bar
17th – NOTTINGHAM, The Running Horse
18th – LONDON, Westfield House
19th – OXFORD, Isis Farmhouse
20th – BRIGHTON, Village
21st – PLYMOUTH, B-Bar

*Irish dates with support from Kerry Fearon

For full info on all shows please visit the Shows page on this site. To find out more about Leo and his music, visit leorondeau.com.

AGS PLAYS FIRST SHOWS IN GERMANY

This week Ags will head to Germany where he’ll play his first ever shows in the country…

On Thursday 27th September Ags plays Hafenbahnhof in Hamburg, promoted by Yeehaw Hamburg. Then on Saturday 29th September Ags will be in Frankfurt to play Dreikonigskeller, promoted by Country Jamboree.

These shows will only be Ags’ second visit to perform in mainland Europe, after his appearance at Summer Vintage Festival in San Salvo Marina, Italy in 2015.

Ticket details and more info can be found on the Shows page.

AGS TO PERFORM AT THE UK COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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 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.

END OF YEAR RECOGNITION FOR ‘NOTHIN’ UNEXPECTED’

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:

MAGAZINES & BLOGS

Nightshift Magazine – ‘Tunes of 2017’   READ

Country Exclusive – ‘Top 25 Albums of 2017’   READ

D’Country Spirit – ‘Seleccion De Improbables’  (print only)

The Daily Country – ‘The Best Albums of 2017 You May Not Have Heard’  READ

American Roots UK – ‘2017 Albums of the Year’  READ

ALTCOUNTRY.NL – ‘De Favorieten van 2017’  READ

Saving Country Music – ‘2017 Essential Albums List’  READ

Country Music People – ‘Best of 2017’, ‘Songs of the Year’  (print only)

RADIO & PODCASTS

The International Americana Music Show – ‘Best of 2017’  LISTEN

BBC Radio Oxford – ‘Songs of the Year 2017’  LISTEN

BBC Radio Shropshire – ‘Best of 2017’  LISTEN

 

This list will be updated as and when any other and of year lists are published.