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06/07/2013 - John Mellencamp, Stephen King & T Bone Burnett - Pt. 1 John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett reveal the inspiration behind their Southern, gothic, supernatural musical.

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06/07/2013 - Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical.
"Quite frankly, we didn't know what the hell we were doing," Mellencamp said.

Thirteen years later they've created "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical that's not quite like anything out there — as you might expect from two of America's most independent artists. Read the complete interview after the jump Read More
06/07/2013 - Mellencamp’s original rendition of "Do Re Mi" on the wonderful 1988 Guthrie/Leadbelly tribute record “A Vision Shared,” paved the way for Bruce Springsteen’s “Seeger Sessions,” which reflected Bruce’s own love for Guthrie’s musical world.

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06/05/2013 - Read Jon Pareles of the New York Times complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mr. Mellencamp illuminates characters and has them ponder questions of responsibility and truth, heaven and hell..."

"Mr. Mellencamp came up with superb songs for women, who respond with quietly glowing performances..." Read More
06/05/2013 - Read Randy Lewis' of the LA Times Ghost Brothers of Darkland County complete interview after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "They all wanted the happy ending. There's no … happy ending…. In my favorite movies and books and songs, there's no happy endings. Let's face it: Life does not have a happy ending..." Read More
06/04/2013 - After thirteen years of waiting, on Tuesday Mellencamp fans everywhere will finally be able to experience the John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett Southern Gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases the all-star recording this week!


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05/31/2013 - Join us for a conversation with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett, co-creators of the southern gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. This extraordinary collaboration—13 years in the making—is a haunting tale of fraternal love, jealousy, and revenge.

Our esteemed guests will talk about the inspiration behind the project and the all-star recording, with music and lyrics by Mellencamp, libretto by King, and musical direction by Burnett. Monday, June 3, 6:00 p.m.

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05/30/2013 - Read Elysa Gardner's 3 1/2 out of 4 stars USA Today's review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "On this new album, impeccably produced by Burnett, more famous voices take on Mellencamp's wry, haunted tunes, steeped in folk and blues."

"Mellencamp himself ably serve the grit and poignance of songs that address the ghosts and monsters inside all of us." Read More
05/29/2013 - Speakeasy the WSJ online news magazine covering media and entertainment is premiering the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County soundtrack album, in its entirety today! Click HERE to listen to the musical's superb blues ‘n roots songs, performed by a stellar collection of guest artists. Read More
05/23/2013 - When one hears the words "southern gothic supernatural musical"--it's to be forgiven if the mind is blown somewhat, but there is a project out there that fits that description. And, it gets even better when one hears who spearheaded the idea!

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a work 13 years in the making, came about originally via a conversation between literary horror mastermind Stephen King and classic rocker John Mellencamp. It won't be available until June 4, but we at Yahoo! Music have an exclusive first listen to one of the songs. Enjoy "Truth" by John Mellencamp, and don't forget to tell us what you think! Read More
05/17/2013 - Among the largest single-night fundraising events in New York City, the annual benefit has generated more Than $100 Million Since its 1985 Inaugural Gala.

The evening’s entertainment included an unforgettable performance by award-winning rock musician John Mellencamp, who is widely known for his philanthropic work, including co-founding Farm Aid, an organization that supports family farmers. Click "Read More" for the official press release. Read More
05/15/2013 - Listen to a song from the Ghost Brothers Of Darkland soundtrack performed by Ryan Bingham. The song, “You Are Blind,” was written by Mellencamp with libretto by King. The track was produced by T Bone Burnett. Listen to the Premiere at Paste Magazine
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05/10/2013 - John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett have opted for a novel approach to getting their new musical more exposure. They are taking the show, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, on the road — as a concert... Read More
05/10/2013 - AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI. This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, which will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band that includes Mellencamp band members Andy York, Troye Kinnett and Dane Clark.  Read the complete press release with tickets details on our Ghost Brothers Mini Site Read More
05/10/2013 - Public Ticket On Sale: Friday, May 17 at 10am at except as noted HERE, Bloomington tickets are on sale now, please see the note HERE.

Pre-Sale Tickets: Tuesday, May 14th from 10am – 10pm (except for Louisville, which will be on Tuesday, May 28th from 10am-10pm and there is no Bloomington pre-sale, see note HERE). Please visit for links to all ticket purchases. Password is darkland Read More

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