Fri 16th March, 20188:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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While Kenny Foster isn’t exactly ‘new’ to country music, the momentum behind the unmistakable balladeer’s impending 2017 release ‘Deep Cuts’ has a host of new fans flocking to the raw grit and brutal honesty of Foster‘s remarkably mature, thoughtful, and unapologetic songwriting. Lush with real instruments, astute observations, and the deconstruction of one man’s head and heart, Foster has built a monument to the American experience that seeks to universalize the specific, and embody the very specific ways that we are all very much the same.
While the pop-laden sounds of country radio have been trending away from the genre’s organic roots in recent times, Foster makes a case for preserving the foundations of country music while still allowing it the chance to comment on and even pine over the ever-evolving landscape. Authentic. Accessible. This timeless collection of songs will echo through the annuls of the story that birthed a great American tradition, and gave words to a nation seeking to reflect its own identity. A welcomed ‘new’ voice may just have us longing for our past and, at the same time, looking ahead at how we will preserve what has always been good, and right, and true.
Kenny has shared the stage with artists including Maren Morris, Kacey, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Lady Antebellum, Marc Broussard, Butch Walker, Buddy Miller and countless others. He was named one of the Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know by Rolling Stone and received press in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Forbes. He has been featured in two Superbowl commercials with Sheryl Crow and Danica Patrick, respectively. Kenny has appeared in numerous episodes of ABC’s “Nashville” and had songs placed in “Extreme Home Makeover” and “Boston Med.”
Kenny’s first UK tour included the opportunity to be a part of Whispering Bob Harris’ “Under the Apple Tree Sessions” which led to an invitation to appear in his next documentary, alongside artists like Emmylou Harris, Brandy Clark and Jamey Johnson.
Kenny is grateful to embark on his second UK/Ireland tour and perform at the Chapel Arts Centre.
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire. His second album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’ was released in February 2017.
“The best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out.” – Country Music People
As a live performer, Ags has headlined shows across the UK, Europe and the US while also opening for various international artists including Rosanne Cash. Ags has been featured on both Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 Country show and his ‘Under The Apple Tree’ sessions, while being championed from various quarters including The Guardian and ther Independent on Sunday. In 2016, Country Music People magazine named his song ‘When Country Was Proud’ as one of the top 50 country songs from the last 30 years.