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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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05/08/2013 - Take an exclusive first listen to "Home Again," a sparse acoustic number tinged with simple percussion and deep, chilling harmonies from Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and Taj Mahal" track 8 on the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD/DVD out June 4th exclusively at Rollingstone.com. Read More
04/23/2013 - What happens when Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett get together, and then rope in a whole crew of their famous musician friends? A supernatural Southern gothic musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, naturally.

The album, due June 4, is stuffed with luminaries — Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, and Roseanne Cash all make appearances — but the Kristofferson contribution “How Many Days” is a clear highlight, and you can hear it exclusively HERE


Like we said, the CD and accompanying making-of mini-doc DVD isn't out till June, but you can preorder it HERE on Amazon.com Read More
03/13/2013 - On June 4, 2013 Hear Music/Concord Music Group is proud to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Check out the official album trailer that includes footage of John recording in the studio, several song snippets from the album and a sit down interview with John, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett along with details on the other artists who contribute to the album. .

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03/13/2013 - Check out the premier of "That's Who I Am" a song written by John from the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County album performed by Neko Case. 

Enjoy the song before the release of the album on June 4, 2013. Click "Read More" for the complete article including the official album trailer. Read More
11/14/2012 - Hear Music/Concord Music Group is proud to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. Click "Read More" for the complete press release. Read More
11/13/2012 - Andy Greene of Rolling Stone magazine sat down with John, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett during a recent table reading in New York to discuss the completion and release of the CD/DVD of Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County expected in stores in 2013 In addition to the interview Rollingstone.com is streaming the track "It's Me" off the release sung by Elvis Costello.



Here are some excerpts: "It was Steve's job to tell the story," says Mellencamp. "It was my job to develop the characters through songs. That's different than most musicals..."

"On a creative level we were always in harmony," says King. "We have the same kinds of interests, same background, small town, regular people kind of thing. Also, the more I worked with him the more amazed I was by his level of talent..." Click "Read More" to read the interview, see the track listings and artists on the soundtrack. Read More
05/02/2012 - Fearnet.com blogger Bev Vincent recently attending a performance of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Bev, a Stephen King expert, has written a lengthy piece about the project and the many unique characteristics it has. Read the full story after the jump. Read More
04/16/2012 - Read Dr. Wilson Trivino's full review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp’s sounds serve as homage to the rockabilly Johnny Cash with a spin of good rock and roll flair..." We also have a video posted on the blog with brief interviews with John and Stephen along with a few seconds of the closing bows onstage where John came out. Read More
04/16/2012 - Read Kenny Norton's complete fan review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Slickly polished, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County feels ready for Broadway. Whether or not that is its next stop is unknown, but where ever it goes, it is sure to build on the success it will see in Atlanta..." Read More
04/14/2012 - Read Curt Holman's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Above all else, Ghost Brothers sounds like a dream — and occasionally a nightmare. Mellencamp's driving beats and catchy melodies, largely influenced by country, rock, and blues, have an instrumental richness and auditory clarity like I've never heard in a stage musical..." Read More
04/13/2012 - Read Wendell Brock's blog review of Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp digs deep into the soul of Southern roots music..." Read More
04/12/2012 - Read Bert Osborne's complete review of the premiere of "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" after the jump here is an excerpt: "Their poignant ballad “Home Again” is just one of some 20 songs in Mellencamp’s rousing score, a fusion of blues, country and rock that’s superbly performed by Booth’s 19-member cast. Under Burnett’s musical direction, the sensational four-piece band never misses a beat.." Read More
04/07/2012 - Read Kristi York Wooten's blog on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Here are some excerpts: "The idea for “Ghost Brothers” began in Mellencamp’s territory of “Small Town” Indiana, where the “Pink Houses” songwriter became intrigued by a mysterious tragedy connected to a property he’d purchased there in the 1990s..."

"Although neither Mellencamp nor “Ghost Brothers” music director T Bone Burnett (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) performs in the musical, the rootsy aesthetic they mastered on previous collaborations (2010’s “No Better Than This” and 2008’s “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom”) remains in force..." Read More
04/05/2012 - Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a chilling new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, book by Stephen King and musical direction by T-Bone Burnett has opened in Atlanta, GA!

The production began previews on April 4th with the opening on April 11th and runs through May 13th, 2012. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the project, more than a decade in the making, through the Alliance Theater's website or by phone at 404.733.5000. We are offering a $10 discount off regularly priced tickets if you use the code MELLENCAMP10 during your ticket purchase.
 
Click "Read More" for the most updated news articles on the project, the casting announcements and to view the press conference.

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