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Pat Reedy and the Longtime Goners, Ags Connolly, Paul Weber and the Scrappers

Pat Reedy and the Longtime Goners: 
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Pat Reedy lived most of his adult life in New Orleans where he was inspired by the street performers of the French Quarter. Now that he has at least partially relocated to Nashville, Pat Reedy made Highway Bound as a nexus between New Orleans and Nashville, recorded with New Orleans street performers, but with the benefit of a Nashville studio and sound engineers. Steel guitar, fiddle, female harmonies, and some New Orleans accordion accompany these songs that Reedy hopes results in an homage to his time in The Big Easy.

Ags Connolly
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Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England.
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. As well as regular headline solo shows, Ags 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.
The 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 and 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”.

Paul Weber and the Scrappers
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Columbia-based Paul Weber and the Scrappers is made up by vocalist/guitarist/harpist Paul Weber, guitarist Dave Dearnley, drummer Justin Hickerson and bassist Jesse Mudd. The quartet plays original honky tonk — the kind of music that transports you to a dusty middle-of-nowhere dive bar and makes foot-tapping an involuntary reaction. Delivering ’60s-style country music complete with bitter lyrics about heartbreak, slow tempos and minor chords, Paul Weber and the Scrappers are a must-see.