Black Sorrows Citizen JohnCitizen John is an upstanding gentleman: sophisticated and classy, though occasionally unpredictable, he takes us on a trip encompassing blues, soul, gospel, jazz and alt-country.

Then there’s a surprising cover of Silvio, a pop gem from one of Dylan’s least-liked albums. Does any Australian artist have a body of work as vast and as consistently brilliant as Joe Camilleri?

This is his 49th album, and the 21st for The Black Sorrows. “Tomorrow ain’t ever coming ’round,” he declares in the opening cut, Wednesday’s Child. And that’s the story of Citizen John – an artist living in the moment, still creating exhilarating work.

Citizen John is out March 29 via Bloodlines.

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