Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett unleash Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County


All-Star Recording of Southern Gothic, Supernatural Musical Premieres Exclusively at Wall Street Journal – Listen To Full Album Stream

King, Mellencamp and Burnett To Visit Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Morning Joe, PBS’s Charlie Rose, NPR’s All Things Considered and World Café + More

The all-star recording from the highly anticipated musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County ­(Hear Music/Concord Music Group) – a collaboration 13 years in the making by Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett – is currently streaming in its entirety prior to release date exclusively at the Wall Street Journal (link below).

King, Mellencamp and Burnett are set to make a number of high profile release-week appearances including visits to the Late Show with David Letterman (Wednesday June 5th), The Colbert Report (Thursday June 6th), PBS’s Charlie Rose and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

The trio will also discuss their extraordinary collaboration with esteemed national radio programs including NPR’s All Things Considered, World Café, and nationally syndicated Acoustic Café.

Special release-week events will be announced soon.

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Trailer – video:

The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, produced by musical director T Bone Burnett, reflects the wide range of styles and influences required for a work that jumps back and forth across decades.

It features original music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, along with key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Will Dailey and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan.

This special release also includes the musical’s complete libretto, penned by Stephen King. A haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be released on June 4, 2013.

The highly successful original production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, staged by Atlanta’s well-regarded Alliance Theatre, premiered in the spring of 2012. A tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast has been confirmed by AEG beginning October 10, 2013 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6th in Grand Rapids, MI. For Ghost Brothers of Darkland County tour dates + tickets, go to aeglive.

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