Henry Wagons

Melbourne, Australia

Wagons’ frontman Henry Wagons might not be as famous worldwide as fellow Australian Keith Urban, but they’re wildly successful Down Under and, given this is the first time he’s come to the States, maybe they will be rockin’ the Billboard Country charts in the near future. But, unlike Urban’s mundane commercial Country Pop, Wagons’ take on Country is based on the early classics and drenched in humor. But the music’s no joke — it’s well written, imaginative, often cinematic and critically-acclaimed for its authenticity.

Dig It: Nick Cave and Tom Waits make a Johnny Cash tribute album and have Adam Green rewrite all of the songs. (MB)