Savannah Stopover preview: Henry Wagons, outlaw country from Australia

Well there are going to be some tough choices for live music lovers at midnight Saturday, March 9.

Henry Wagons will take the stage at the Congress Street Social Club, and other acts scheduled for that time slot at nearby venues include Dent May, Turbo Fruits, Yip Deceiver, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, and Roadkill Ghost Choir.

I love the intense country sound of Australia’s Henry Wagons. Check out this vivid profile by the Savannah Morning News’ Linda Sickler, which reads in part:

He is making a name for himself as a country outlaw along the lines of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Townes VanZandt.

“When it comes to my authentic country outlaw cred, the closest to the Outback I get is a barbeque out in the Melbourne suburbs,” Wagons says. “But I grew up listening to a lot of that stuff.

“I was always a cheeky child. The idea of all those cheeky outlaw country scallywags has always appealed to me. That slightly anti-authoritarian devil-may-care attitude appeals to me.

“Also, I’m a very hairy man,” the bearded Wagons says. “They’re sort of role models when it comes to facial hair.”

Here’s the glorious “Unwelcome Company” with Alison Mosshart from the 7-song EP “Expecting Company?”:

Here’s the 2011 release, Rumble, Shake and Tumble:

Click here for the full Savannah Stopover schedule.

Click here for the Stopover page devoted to Henry Wagons.

In the days leading up to the Stopover, I’m posting quite a number of short previews like this. So far I’ve previewed Stop Light Observations, Mac DeMarco, Little Tybee, Eric Britt, Heyrocco, Roadkill Ghost Choir, this mountain, Triathalon, Field Report, Chelsea Light Moving, mumbledust, Delicate Steve and of Montreal.

Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.