Last year, Joe Camilleri notched up a golden 50 years in the music game. Arguably the favourite child of the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and producer is The Black Sorrows. Among his 45 albums, 17 belong to The Black Sorrows, the most recent being Certified Blue. While Joe’s talent and grit has helped in the band’s longevity, so too has its “elastic line-up” – over 40 talented musicians have called the band home at some point. The latest version features Claude Carranza, Mark Gray, John McCall and Angus Burchall. Flying Horse, Warrnambool – January 9; Apollo Bay Bowls Club – January 10; Torquay Hotel, Torquay – January 11; and 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads – January 23.