Friday, 21 August 2009

Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir in England and Ireland, Sept.-Oct. 2009

Following the release in 2008 of their third album, Ten thousand, the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir (Canada) have just announced a return trip to the UK and Ireland for their first European dates this year, which will include their third appearance at the Open House Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The AMGC - Peter Balkwill (drums), Bob Keelaghan (guitars, vocals), Judd Palmer (banjo, low slide guitar, harmonica, vocals), Vladimir Sobolewski (upright bass) - list Ralph Stanley among their influences. The magazine Artrocker commented on Ten thousand: 'If Robert Johnson was a hillbilly and listened to Tom Waits he may have sounded like this.'

Their forthcoming tour begins at the Acoustic Festival in Exeter, England, on Saturday 19 September, followed by four shows in Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Galway, and Belfast) before they return to England for eight more appearances. A full tour schedule is on their MySpace site.

For further information, interview requests, guest lists etc. please contact Geraint Jones @ G Promo PR: phone +44 (0) 1584 873211; mobile +44 (0) 7855 724798; e-mail.