Check out today’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County track premiere at PasteMagazine.com!
Paste says of the new album ”A masterful combination of sound and storytelling”
The idea for the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County was conceived in a conversation between novelist Stephen King and musician John Mellencamp, so the product was inevitably going to be a masterful combination of sound and storytelling.
The plot is based on a tale Mellencamp told King of two brothers in a row over a girl and a fight that led one brother to accidentally kill the other. The surviving brother and his love interest were killed in a car wreck shortly afterwards. The musical itself is set across several decades, and the soundtrack is no less complex and diverse.
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.
It’s not unusual for a popular musical to be staged as a concert, and national tours of Broadway shows happen all the time. But Ghost Brothers, which premiered in spring 2012 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre — with Mellencamp’s music and lyrics, King’s book and musical direction by Burnett — may have seemed a likelier candidate for further development in another full-out stage production, perhaps with an eye on Broadway.
Check out the latest track premiere from the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Soundtrack! Go to RollingStone.com to stream ‘Home Again’ performed by Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin & Taj Mahal or click the link below.
“You Don’t Know Me,” premiering at USA TODAY, comes from the Stephen King/John Mellencamp/T Bone Burnett musical.
“You Don’t Know Me” is from the forthcoming “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” album
The album also features Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson
The all-star recording is set for a June 4 release
A new Rosanne Cash track would be exciting all by itself. But make it a collaboration with Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, and it becomes something altogether more impressive.
You Don’t Know Me, premiering at USA TODAY, is Cash’s contribution to the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical featuring libretto by King, music and lyrics by Mellencamp and production from Burnett. The album is set for a June 4 release.