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Led by charismatic showman Henry Wagons and described as a local treasure in their hometown of Melbourne WAGONS offer an unlikely mix of stompin grand rock, border-crossing dark country, irresistible crooning and classic pop. They draw upon an uncommon range of influences given the current musical climate, including Vegas era Elvis, Roy Orbison, Adam Green, Johnny Cash, Clockwork Orange synthesisers, 70s trumpets and Cormac MacCarthy. Their live show is a performance like no other, treading a line between a Vegas 70s showroom extravaganza and a bunch of fresh- faced undertakers letting loose at a rained sodden rock festival. Having spent the last few years supporting and touring with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, The Violent Femmes, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt and Jolie Holland, it is safe to say that Wagons are road-hardened, formidable live band. Their latest album "The Rise and Fall of Goodtown" (Spunk/EMI), the bands fourth, has seen them win best group and best album in the 2009 Age EG Awards as well as in the Mess and Noise Readers Poll along with a string of feature album, best live act and record of the year accolades. Henry Wagons was also recently named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Melbournians by The Age Melbourne Magazine. Yet more proof that WAGONS Goodtown is the place to be. People, this show is one you must experience! Henry wagons is like Dr Suess meets Conway Twitty, a great performer, a good man, and a bad driver!! Henry struts like a Tennessee walking horse on PCP. Justin Townes Earle Wagons take on Country is based on the early classics and drenched in humor. But the music is no joke - its well written, imaginative, often cinematic and critically-acclaimed for its authenticity. City Beat, Cincinnati Wagons: Unhinged? No, more like a possessed barn-door that creaks & bangs through the night and might slam you in the face on a calm day. Acerbic, funny entertainer with Johnny Cashs punched delivery and memorable songs. OPB Music Portland The theoretical love child of The Doors and ZZ Top had inappropriate relations with the theoretical love child of Johnny Cash and The Bad Seeds. Henry Wagons somehow channels that haunting spirit of the Wild West, while simultaneously pointing a six-shooter in your face daring you to change the CD. American Songwriter

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, March 16

9:00pm CDT