Tuesday, November 4 2014
Plain Spoken's by-the-numbers approach to Americana kowtows to the idyllic Everyman version of Middle-American values.
Tuesday, August 7 2012
Songs about the fates of small towns are nothing new. For as long as they've existed, and for as long as they've been changing, songwriters have found inspiration in the conflict of "then vs. now". Southeast Engine finds no shortage of tales to tell from the plight of Canaanville.
Monday, March 7 2011
Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.
Thursday, September 10 2009
Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?
Saturday, May 9 2009
Wednesday, January 21 2009
Tuesday, July 15 2008
Mellencamp no doubt feels the menacing stare of death off in the distance, and it has caused him to reassess not only his life, but also his art.
Monday, March 10 2008
Tuesday, January 30 2007
After wasting a decade and a half trying to remain popular, John Mellencamp finally figures out he's much better remaining populist.