Henry Wagons – Kitchen Spy

Musician and barbecue-lover Henry Wagons. Photo: Jason South

I recently had the pleasure of meeting alt-country singer, songwriter and producer Henry Wagons at his holiday shack-cum- recording studio Goldview, in Mount Martha. We talked whiskey, hot sauce and slow-cooked meats among other things – read on to find out more.

Published in The Age Epicure section on August 19, 2014

The bespectacled alt-country singer-songwriter who changed his surname to the band he has played with for the past 15 years has made seven albums, the most recent of which was co-produced by former Bad Seed Mick Harvey. But it has been touring the US that has ignited Henry Wagon’s passion for food, shown recently when he hosted Channel Ten’s barbecue-focused Keepers of the Flame.

The 37-year-old Melburnian lives with his wife, Melvis Crawford, their 10-month-old daughter, Casper, and two dogs, Gordon and Peeps, in inner-city Carlton, but whenever possible they decamp to Goldview, his coastal studio and holiday house in Mount Martha to make music and braise meats.

Read the full story (and see Wagons’ amazing beer barrel bar) on goodfood.com.au here.