Calendar

Sep
18
Thu
George McConnell live at the Hill Country Records’ “Writers in the Round” Showcase – Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi @ Proud Larry's
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 1:00 am

 

George McConnell will be live at Hill Country Records‘ Showcase at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, September 18, 2014. Other featured artists include Jim Ellis, Tate Moore, Cary Hudson, Ron Etheridge, Tyler Keith, and others T.B.A.

 

For more information please visit http://www.HillCountryRecords.com

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Feb
4
Sat
George McConnell, Cary Hudson, and Tate Moore live at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi @ Proud Larry's
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
George McConnell, Cary Hudson, and Tate Moore live at Proud Larry's in Oxford, Mississippi @ Proud Larry's

Saturday, February 4, 2017
George McConnell acoustic solo live
at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi
with Cary Hudson & Tate Moore

Feb
17
Fri
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Champy’s Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama @ Champy's Chicken
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Champy's Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama @ Champy's Chicken

Saturday, February 17, 2017
George McConnell acoustic solo live at 
Champy’s Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
(George has special permission to cross the border!)
with Cary Hudson

Feb
18
Sat
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Smith’s in Corinth, Mississippi @ Smith's
Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Smith's in Corinth, Mississippi @ Smith's

Saturday, February 18, 2017
George McConnell acoustic solo live at 
Smith’s in Corinith, Mississippi
with Cary Hudson

Mar
25
Sat
George McConnell opening up for Robert Earl Keen Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ The Lyric Theater
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
George McConnell opening up for Robert Earl Keen Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ The Lyric Theater

Robert Earl Keen

It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

“I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music,” Keen says. “But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time.”

Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead — Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he’s done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. And though the Houston native has never worn his Texas heart on his sleeve, he’s long been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his second studio album, West Textures, was released — especially on the triple bill he shared at the time touring with legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark — but once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both “The Road Goes on Forever” and “Whenever Kindness Fails” on his 1993 album, Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keen’s credentials as a songwriter’s songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. Keen has continued to write, record, and tour across the nation. In 2001 he released Gravitational Forces, followed by Farm Fresh Onions (2003), What I Really Mean (2005) The Rose Hotel (2009) and 2011’s Ready for Confetti . In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his old college buddy, Lyle Lovett.

George McConnell opens up the show at 8 pm.

Jun
16
Fri
Kudzu Kings (with George McConnell) 6/16 at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana @ Chickie Wah Wah
Jun 16 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Friday, June 16, 2017
Kudzu Kings (with George McConnell) plus special guest: Cary Hudson
Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jun
17
Sat
George McConnell and Cary Hudson (co-bill) 6/17 at Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi @ Government Street Grocery
Jun 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017
George McConnell and Cary Hudson (co-bill)
Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Aug
11
Fri
George McConnell & The Nonchalants live at Martin’s in Jackson, Mississippi Friday, August 11, 2017 @ Martin's
Aug 11 all-day

RYBOLT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

GEORGE MCCONNELL AND THE NONCHALANTS

FRI · AUGUST 11, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$10.00

Sep
15
Fri
George McConnell solo acoustic show at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans – September 15, 2017 – opening for Joe Ely and Tomi Lunsford @ Chickie Wah Wah
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
George McConnell solo acoustic show at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans - September 15, 2017 - opening for Joe Ely and Tomi Lunsford @ Chickie Wah Wah

 In the rock’n’roll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music.

Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains.

George McConnell is an American guitarist from Vicksburg, Mississippi who played for Widespread Panic, Kudzu Kings, and Beanland. McConnell co-founded Beanland in Oxford, Mississippi in 1985 with guitarist Bill McCrory and toured extensively, mainly around the south and southwest, playing blues-oriented rock as part of the nascent early-90’s jamband renaissance. In 2002, following Widespread Panic guitarist Michael Houser’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, McConnell and saxophone player Randall Bramblett were asked to accompany Widespread Panic on the band’s summer tour. McConnell was named as the new lead guitarist in the band following Houser’s death…

Tomi Lunsford is a country-jazz singer from Nashville, Tennessee who has performed and recorded with David Olney, David Ball, Tom House, the late Steve Runkle, and the late Walter Hyatt, among others. Her career began with a band called “The Lunsfords,” headed by her father, Jim Lunsford, and two of her sisters, Nancy and Teresa Lunsford. Born in Asheville, NC.

Oct
7
Sat
George McConnell & The Nonchalants at the Loblolly Festival in Laurel, Mississippi – October 7, 2017 @ Loblolly Festival
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
George McConnell & The Nonchalants at the Loblolly Festival in Laurel, Mississippi - October 7, 2017 @ Loblolly Festival

There are so many reason to look forward to fall in the south… a break from summer’s temperatures, football, pumpkin spice everything, and LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL!  This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 7th and will feature live music, craft demonstrations, vendors and food trucks from across the south.

Let Us Entertain You!

Our music lineup offers something for everyone!

From 9:00 -10:00 a.m., Pinebelt musician and artist, Thomas Jackson, will take the stage. At 10:20 a.m.Scott Chism & the Better Half will bring their traditional country style to the stage.  You’re sure to be entertained by their blend of traditional country and hillbilly bluegrass!  During the lunchtime hours (11:55-1:00 p.m.) you’ll enjoy the unique mix of originals plus covers styled by Galen Martin & the Crutches.  Be sure to stick around for the cutting edge sounds of award-winning bluesman, Lightnin Malcolm, beginning at 1:35 p.m.  This one-man-band has rocked juke joints across the south combining elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country.  Rounding out our performers this year is southern rock guitarist, George McConnell & The Nonchalants.  You might recognize McConnell from his time as lead guitarist in the bands BeanlandKudzu Kings and Widespread Panic.  McConnell’s style blurs the lines between classic rock, jazz, soul, blues, and country, and creates a sound all his own.  With two decades of stage experience, you’re sure to be entertained by this Mississippi native!

 

Official 2017 Loblolly Festival Music Lineup

9:00 a.m. – Thomas Jackson

10:20 a.m. – Scott Chism & the Better Half

11:55 a.m. – Galen Martin & the Crutches

1:35 p.m. – Lightnin Malcolm

3:30 p.m. – George McConnell & The Nonchalants