The musical that John Mellencamp and Stephen King have been writing for over a decade, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, is scheduled to debut at Alliance theater, Atlanta, April 4th, 2012 and run through mid-May. The show centers on the deaths of two brothers and a young girl, and the legend that grows out of the tragedy.
Mellencamp says â€œThe musical basically takes place in present day and in the late â€˜40s and it takes place in Mississippi. So what does that let me do? Write blues. Original, delta, blues, zydeco-type of songs which I normally wouldnâ€™t do, but I love that music â€“ plus I get to write songs without the ideas of traditional choruses and hook lines and all that kind of stuff.â€
T. Bone Burnett recorded the soundtrack which features Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal and Kris Kristofferson. The soundtrack will also include musical presented as a radio play (with sound effects & everything). Voice actors already signed up: Meg Ryan & Matthew McConaughey, in addition to Elvis & Kris.
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