Album Review: John Williamson - Honest People

17 July 2014 | 3:52 pm | Dylan Stewart

"Relatable, iconic songs with lyrics brimming with Australiana."

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Fifty albums. There aren’t too many people who can say that, over a career spanning 45 years, they’ve released 50 albums.

It’s a milestone John Williamson reaches with Honest People, and it’s awash with the traits that have etched him into our musical psyche across his career – relatable, iconic songs with lyrics brimming with Australiana. There’s something instantly recognisable in Honest People, where lines like “There was dust from the sheep in the sunrise/Where the coolabah trees are old” (What You Wish For) recall an ageless sound that could only spring from this living legend.