Ags Connolly Plays Backstage At The Green Hotel Kinross On Sat 10th December 2016 For Mundell Music.
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“One of the best records you are likely to hear this year…so strong is Connolly’s writing, dare I suggest that Ags Connolly is the closest we’ve ever come to an English Willie Nelson? Yes, he’s really that good, and his voice is unique.”
Duncan Warwick, Country Music People (5/5, Album of the Month)
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England. Country is the simplest description, but Ags is a proud supporter of Dale Watson’s ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a roots influence, away from the modern incarnation of country that exists today (you know the stuff…).
Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott. Since then he’s built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at major festivals like Country2Country in London, Summertyne Americana Festival in Gateshead and Southern Fried Festival in Perth. Ags has opened shows for artists such as Rosanne Cash, Hot Club of Cowtown, Fred Eaglesmith, Martin Stephenson and Corb Lund and has also undertaken a southern-states US tour with a full band.
Ags’ influences come essentially from hardcore country songwriters like David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and Dale Watson. However, he also takes major singer-songwriter influences from the likes of Guy Clark, Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Knight.
Ags’ debut album ‘How About Now’, produced by Dean Owens, was released on Drumfire Records in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Country Music People magazine and being heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine. His follow-up album is due for release in 2016.