Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Ags Connolly: October 2014

Gene Watson’s Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as ‘the singer’s singer’ – and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson’s Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2014, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Ags Connolly, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Ags Connolly who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.

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This quote was submitted on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

‘Gene Watson, to me, signifies what is great about this music that we love.

One of the greatest voices, and one who has never bent or changed.

When I think of singers like Gene, it reminds me how few of his type are left – and how important it is to carry on their incredible work’

Thank you, Ags Connolly, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Ags Connolly…

Ags Connolly

Ags Connolly is a traditional country music singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire in England.

Country is the simplest description, but Ags Connolly 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 music which exists today.

Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags Connolly found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician, Darrell Scott.

Since then, Ags Connolly has built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at events, including The Country2Country Festival at the O2 in London in 2013, and The Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland in 2014.

Ags Connolly has shared the stage with a number of artists, including Jimmy LaFave, Fred Eaglesmith, Daniel Romano, Martin Stephenson, Paul Kelly, Dean Owens and Dale Watson; with the latter at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.

Ags Connolly’s influences come essentially from hardcore country music songwriters, including David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 – Wednesday 19 February 2003), Billy Joe Shaver (Wednesday 16 August 1939 – Wednesday 28 October 2020), Robert Earl Keen and Chris Knight.

However, Ags Connolly also takes major non-country music influences from the likes of Loudon Wainwright III and Ron Sexsmith.

In 2012, Ags Connolly saw the release of a 4-track (extended play) EP disc, ‘The Dim & Distant Past’ (Ags Connolly Independent Release, 2012), which included the following tracks:

‘The Dim & Distant Past’
‘That’s The Last Time’
‘Trusty Companion’
‘How About Now’

Ags Connolly: ‘How About Now’ (Drumfire Records, 2014)

In February 2014, Ags Connolly saw the release of his debut album, ‘How About Now’ (Drumfire Records, 2014), was produced by Dean Owens and was released on Drumfire Records.

Country Music People

Ags Connolly’s debut album, ‘How About Now’ (Drumfire Records, 2014), received rave reviews, including being named ‘CD of The Month’ in the March 2014 issue of the United Kingdom’s highly influential monthly publication, Country Music People.

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