Wagons leaves a deep and smile-inducing imprint on the brain. Led by the unique swagger of renaissance man Henry Wagons, they are a bunch of tall timber reminiscent of decades past, when bands gave their audience back bucket-loads of charm and were always shrouded in a little mystery. Unanimously lauded as one of one of Australia’s great live bands, Wagons relentlessly provides a stomping floor-fracturing show no matter which stage they take over.
Drawing on a broad range of influences, the Wagons show is a high-sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit-era Elvis, post-karate kicks, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood. They can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave, bloody and embryonic after a Halloween séance performance.
The past few years have seen Wagons share stages around the world with Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt plus more along with SXSW, Canadian Music Week and Americana showcases.
· Why Do You Always Cry
· I Blew It
· Willie Nelson