Silver Dollar Honky Tonk #3 - Ags Connolly and Kate Ellis
The Silver Dollar Honkytonk is proud to invite you to its new home, the Marrs Bar; Worcester's premier live music venue!
Honky Tonk #3 is on Saturday 10 August 2019 - 8.00pm til late
Featuring two acclaimed UK-based Country & Americana artists...
Ags Connolly and Kate Ellis - Tickets £13 in advance - £15 on the door
Ags Connolly: www.agsconnolly.com
"The UK's finest Country singer/songwriter right now" - Americana UK
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 and as a constant presence on the touring circuit. Ags has headlined shows both solo and with a band across the UK, Europe and the US.
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’ was released in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Country Music People magazine who described him as “the closest we’ve ever come to an English Willie Nelson”. The album was also heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine. In 2016, Country Music People magazine named the song ‘When Country Was Proud’ as one of the Top 50 country songs from the last 30 years.
Ags’ second album, ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’, was released in February 2017. Its release led Country Music People magazine to declare him “the best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out” and John Godfrey from The Troubador Show to label it “the best country album to come out of the UK from the best ever UK country artist”.
Ags is a proud supporter of the Ameripolitan movement, which supports new music with a traditional roots influence.
Kate Ellis: www.kateellis.com
Kate Ellis is an Americana singer /songwriter born in Louisiana, raised in New York and now based in London.
Kate’s southern country-folk roots come from her father who was an important early musical influence – he once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out.
Kate’s emotional and seductive vocals take you into a world of private beauty, reflection and feelings. The music is always intimate and evocative – you listen and want to be there.
A journalist for the Observer said: "Kate Ellis writes hauntingly beautiful songs and has an amazing voice, I'm a fan!"
Her debut album ‘Carve Me Out’ was declared a highlight on ‘Best of 2017’ lists across multiple music blogs and radio shows (Your Life in a Song; Laurel Canyon Music; Mike Ritchie on Celtic Music Radio, Radio Troubadour, among others).
"Wryly reflective, sweetly melodic, touchingly compassionate, warm-hearted." MAVERICK ★★★★
"Hits you straight in the heart. One of those artists that on first listen, you just know you’re going to love." TALK RADIO
"With her delicate, melodic music with the ring of truth to her words - and that most elusive quality, soul - Ellis joins the front rank of singer-songwriters. Highly recommended." R2 MAGAZINE ★★★★
"Quite simply a superb debut album and one that announces the arrival of a genuine talent. Ellis has a voice that is easy to love – a new Americana star of real potential." AMERICANA UK (8/10)