John Mellencamp Celebrates Woodie Guthrie; Prepares to Premiere Ghost Brothers

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John Mellencamp and presumably Meg Ryan have left Atlanta briefly this weekend to head to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mellencamp will co-headline the This Land is Your Land Tribute Concert  with Arlo Guthrie tonight in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth. The show is part of a year long global celebration of the life of Woody Guthrie. The Brady Theater hosts the event which also features The Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Rosanne Cash,The Flaming Lips, Hanson, Jimmy LaFave and Old Crow Medicine Show. The series of concerts will continue throughout the year and will include concerts in Austria and Germany as well as numerous U.S. venues.

Here in Atlanta, many of the performers in Mellencamp’s upcoming musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County are performing around town and  I have the tea on where you can catch a show and meet the performers in an intimate setting.

Mellencamp is in the final stages of preparing for the upcoming world premiere of his musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Alliance in April. Meanwhile Eddie’s Attic has partnered with the Alliance to host a series of Tuesday Night concerts showcasing actors and musicians from the musical featuring musicians from the Atlanta area as well as national performers. The live performances are meant to showcase the original works of each artist rather than their roles in Ghost Brothers; however, you never know what the artists will come up with during the performance. Showtime is 8 p.m.

This Tuesday, March 13th Eddie’s Attic welcomes Justin Guarini to the stage. Justin is best known as the first runner-up on season one of American Idol but has appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and recently played Will in American Idiot the Musical. Joining Justin will be Kate Ferber, Peter Albrink  and Lucas Kavner.  March 20th performers include Dale Watson, Travis Smith ,Dave Onorato and Joe Knezevich, Ryan Wotherspoon, and Rob Lawhon and Kylie Brown and John Driskell Hopkins from Zac Brown Band. The final night on March 27th  will feature performances by Russell Cook and Cameron Cook (aka Little Country Giants), and Stephanie Laubscher w/ Josh Fletcher.

Opening night for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is April 4th.


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9 responses to “John Mellencamp Celebrates Woodie Guthrie; Prepares to Premiere Ghost Brothers

  1. My Aunt saw Meg In L.A at Vegan style restaurant a few days ago.

  2. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp left Atlanta already last weekend, Tamara.

  3. And? They are in Oklahoma now. See how that works? They also spent some time in LA before going to Oklahoma. Should I have listed their entire itinerary? The story is about the concert tonight. And the performances at Eddies Attic. There were perfomances at Eddies Attic previous to the ones I mentioned, but I wrote about what is happening from now forward. See? Thanks for reading!

  4. Meg and John – two celebs that have been rode hard and put up wet a few too many times. I like his music, but I'm absolutely convinced he would pee in my front yard.WD

  5. John is actally toliet trained. But way to pre- judge people.

  6. John is actally toliet trained. But way to pre- judge people.

  7. Tamara, I liked you story. I was just pointing out they had already left. Part of his band is still there though. Can't wait to hear more about the musical. It's such a surprising combination, King and Mellencamp.

  8. john needs to get rid of meg. all she is nothing but a husband stealer. johns done stupid things in his life but stupis is as stupid does. this thing hes working on is goning to be a failure. but his music never will be. JOHN GET RID OF MEG, GO BACK TO YOUR FAMILY WITH YOUR BOYS

  9. Umm. Pretty sure he divorced her awhile back. In America that means he does not want to continue the husband/wife relaionship. Duh!

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