Henry Wagons is quite the entertainer. Wagons’ unruly sound, which has made them a very popular act in their native Australia, draws upon Henry Wagons’ gentle growl, coming off like a blend between Leon Russell (laidback cool), his fellow Aussie Nick Cave (noir hipness), with a dose of The Man in Black (‘nuff said) thrown in for good measure.

The Americana genre is presently the beneficiary of a new, young transfusion of artists from all over the world — much in the way the best blues of the mid-to-late ’60s came from overseas (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, anyone?). SPIN recently devoted a cover story to its new, young, indie rock-tinged proponents. WAGONS are at the leading edge of this renaissance, being hailed as one of the breakout Americana bands at SXSW 2011.

However, not to be pigeon-holed, their live show has also been described as a performance like none other, treading a line between a Vegas ’70s extravaganza and a bunch of fresh-faced undertakers letting loose at a rain-sodden rock festival.

Listen as Ange and Henry talk about all things delicious in this delightful romp in conversation

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Make sure you come out and see Henry tonight at The Earl