Wagons "Songs from the Aftermath" Album Launch

12/12/2019

with Gena Rose Bruce and guests
Croxton Bandroom, Friday 6th September 2019

I had enjoyed Wagons 20th Anniversary show earlier in the year and was looking forward to this one as I had heard bits and pieces from the new album but had not heard of all of it. Leading up to that gig I had put together a list of all the times I had seen the band over the years and sent it to Henry. (http://blog.timchuma.com/2019/09/wagons-2004-to-2019/)

It was also good to finally get to the Croxton Bandroom as all the gigs I want to go to seem to be on in the middle of the week when I can't get home. Welcome to Thornbury is close by, but I wanted to go to Croxton Roosters as I had not been for years. Even sent Henry a photo of the Hawaiian pack I got after.

Was good to see a few familiar faces in the crowd and some new ones too such as Hawaiian Bob who came out from Canada just for the launch shows. One woman showed me all the photos of Henry she had on her phone over multiple years but had not heard of RRR, then I remembered Henry now does Double J and it made sense.

Gena Rose Bruce was up first and also did a song with Henry during the set. I would go to see her again.

Wagons did the full album including some of the songs they had not performed live. Henry got to channel his "inner Chunky Move" on the Cockroach and had several special guests. Broads were excellent as always doing backing vocals. Little birdie told me Henry might be doing something else with them later in the year. For the encore Henry bought out the giant Fathers' Day cookie with his face on it and threw bits out to the audience and then greedily scarfed the rest during one of the songs. Surprise addition of the Bizness to the set much to Si Philanthropist's annoyance (Skivvies are back!) and then a singalong to Willie Nelson as always.

Henry did say they were going to hang out at the merch desk after the show but I just wanted to head home. Will have to pick up the album in the future as I am not working and have an overseas trip coming up.

Links:
https://www.wagonsmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GenaBruceMusic/
http://www.broadsmusic.com/

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  • HOOTS MON! at the Croxton Bandroom 06/09/19 HOOTS MON! at the Croxton Bandroom 06/09/19
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