The Connells concert with Leisure McCorkle at Motorco has been postponed because drummer Rob Ladd was in a serious auto accident. We are sending all of our love, prayers and thoughts for healing to Rob! If more information becomes publicly available we will share that here.
The Connells playing in Virginia in September of 2018. Thanks to some fans for sharing this with us here at OneSimpleBand.
The Connells headlined the final night of Athfest 2018 on Sunday, June 24th 2018!
Review of The Connells Performance.
Photos courtesy of Scott Carper!
So this story starts back in 1986.
I was a freshman in college, part of the Virginia Wesleyan soccer team, and basically alone on campus except for my team members. We were in the midst of ‘3 a day’ practices in the heat of a Virginia August when I was first introduced to The Connells.
One day, what has turned out to be my best life long friend, began blasting “Darker Days ” from down the hall in the dorm. That album would become our pre-game ritual. Hats off, 1934, and the rest got us ready to play. We would later form a band of our own and cover some of those tunes that got us through our freshman year.
Now, 30 years later, I have come to find out that I have a closer connection with the band in that a high school friend is married to a band member. I am honored to have been able to make friends with the Connell brothers and get to know them on a more personal level. They were and still are a musical inspiration to my own music and band.
That is something that I am grateful for.