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09/08/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our fourth image is from a band and crew softball game on the day off in Missoula, MT:


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09/07/2010 - John's new album, No Better Than This, reached #1 in August & September and still remains high on the Americana Radio chart!

The song along with the entire CD has been sent to multiple radio formats, including AAA, Americana and Non-Commercial.

If you want to support John's new album, call your local station in these formats and request the album, thanking them for playing it and let them know how much you love the record!

To find your local station in these formats please click HERE and search for your local area. Read More
09/07/2010 - "Award winning music journalist Robert Kinsler and compatriot TJR host an episode of their weekly MusicWorthBuying video blog devoted mostly to No Better Than This...." Read More
09/06/2010 - Read Gary Graff's of Billboard Magazine full No Better Than This review. Here is an excerpt: "No Better Than This" sounds as good as it reads, with raw, in-your-face sonics that make Mellencamp feel like he's just a few feet away and intimate, thoughtful songs that rank with the best of his mature brand of folk-styled rock..." Read More
09/03/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our third image is from Post Falls, ID:


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09/02/2010 - Ready Joseph Taylor's full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencampís new disc takes such an honest stand against the mechanization and digitizing of modern music that it makes recent discs by most other pop musicians sound contrived..."

"In a time of economic difficulty, Mellencamp has reached back to the Great Depression and found the reassurance of tradition and folk wisdom. When I reviewed Life Death Love and Freedom two years ago, I called it a masterpiece. To my surprise and delight, Mellencamp has topped it..." Read More
09/01/2010 - Read Bob Gendron's of Tone Audio Magazine full On the Rural Route 7609 review. Here are some excerpts: "Chronicling change, delving into darkness, and pondering political consequence, it's a snapshot of an artist that embodies the Heartland's grounded aesthetic .."

"he's left an imprint that's much greater than those still associating him with "Pop Singer" could ever imagine. A bracing, riveting aural companion for modern times with a hardscrabble sound that suggest anything but..." Read More
08/31/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our second image is from Bend OR:


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08/31/2010 - Read Bob Gendron's of the Tone Audio Staff full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp's latest offering, provides ample reason to tune back into an artist that, after two decades of making declarative Heartland rock and pop , is determined to leave his stamp on roots music-record sales be damned. It's a stance that demands respect, a decision grounded in integrity and , as it happens, engaging authenticity..."

"Throughout, the Indiana native strikes a balance between hard luck and righteous perseverance, almost laughing in the face of defeat..."

"he's a turned in his most inspired and finely executed album in an age..." Read More
08/30/2010 - Read Jeff Baker's full concert review. Here are some excerpts: "he is not a nostalgia act but a vital songwriter who keeps pushing his art in new directions..."

"Mellencamp can meet blues legends on their sacred ground..." Read More
08/30/2010 - Read Brian Q. Newcomb's full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "Together with this great material, the recording adds to this being the best work from Mellencamp all the way back to that "Scarecrow" album, and "The Lonesome Jubilee..."

"Mellencamp has come to terms with the complexities, the push and pull of human existence and made a truce that allows his art to deal authentically with the whole complicated mess..." Read More
08/30/2010 - Read Anthony Kuzminski's of AntiMusic's The Screen Door Blog full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencamp may be at his creative crest over the last few years and No Better Than This is a living example. While Mellencamp may be leaning his sound towards the past, heís capturing the ache of the world in lyrics that are full of cold fury and pleas for redemption..."

"Itís a rich record, steeped in the folk and blues of our countries past with themes that pinch you in the present..."

"Love, hope, desolation, broken hearts, desperation, consolation and inspiration spew forth in these thirteen songs but beneath them, one line permeates above them all; ďA dream might save us allĒ..." Read More
08/30/2010 - Read the full A- No Better Than This review by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazatte. Here are some excerpts: "To ears accustomed to overproduction and slick arrangements, it will sound primitive ... or refreshing..."

"Mellencampís story-songs contemplate lifeís meaning and mortality with lengthy verses and are dressed down in period arrangements and production..." Read More
08/29/2010 - Jeff Vrabel, editor in chief of Hilton Head Monthly and a verteran music writer whose work has appeared in Paste, RollingStone.com, Billboard, Playboy, No Depression, the Chicago Sun-Times and other outlets, connects the dots in his piece Hilton Head Monthly piece on No Better Than This and John's personal relationship to the greater Savannah area. It's on stands now. Read More
08/27/2010 - Read Craig S. Semon Tracks full No Better Than This Review. Here are some excerpts: ďNo Better Than ThisĒ is an instant classic..."

"Delving deep into the rich traditions of blues, folk, rockabilly and country, the album is uncluttered as it hearkens back to a simpler and more honest time..." Read More
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