SDH: Ags Connolly
with: Kate Ellis & Band + TBC
Saturday 10 August 2019
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£13 in advance £15 on the door
Country music roadhouse The Silver Dollar Honkytonk has a new home at The Marr’s Bar, Worcester’s premier live music venue.
The Silver Dollar Honkytonk is a live, regular, country music event, taking place every three months, with gigs featuring the best country acts from the USA and the UK. Previous gigs have featured the East Lonesome Drifters from London and singer Pat Reedy from Nashville. Further acts from Nashville and California are currently being booked for forthcoming shows.
Launch night on Saturday 10 August will feature a double-header of nationally-acclaimed UK-based country acts.
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, described by Country Music People as: “The best singer-songwriter in the country field that the UK has ever turned out.”
Ags has headlined shows across the UK, Europe and the US while also opening for various international artists including Rosanne Cash. He’s been featured on both Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 Country show and his “Under The Apple Tree” sessions. In 2016, Country Music People magazine named Ags’ song “When Country Was Proud” as one of the top 50 country songs from the last 30 years.
Kate Ellis is an American 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 Presley and Johnny Cash started out. Kate will be accompanied by her three-piece band.
The Observer said: “Kate Ellis writes hauntingly beautiful songs and has an amazing voice.“ Her debut album “Carve Me Out” was declared a highlight on ‘Best of 2017’ lists across multiple music blogs and radio shows.
Sarah Jeffery of the Silver Dollar Honkytonk says: “We are so delighted to welcome these two incredibly talented country artists to play our launch show at the Marr’s Bar. Country music is enjoying huge popularity here in the UK and we can’t wait to give our audience across the midlands another truly memorable night of superb live music.”
“Here at the Honkytonk our offer is simple: a brilliant night out with the best live music. Fantastic entertainment at a great venue, free bar snacks, a fully-stocked bar to make your evening go with a swing, and a Grand Prize Draw with a top prize of new cowboy boots. Just let me know your size when you win!”
Tickets are on sale now at: www.silverdollarhonkytonk.co.uk