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John Mellencamp
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
July 5, 2014


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01. Intro (Johnny Cash, God's Gonna Cut You Down)
02. Human Wheels
03. I’m a Troubled Man
04. Minutes to Memories
05. Check it Out
06. Jack & Diane
07. Grandma & Buddy
08. Longest Days
09. Small Town
10. New Hymn
11. Rain on The Scarecrow
12. Paper in Fire
13. Crumblin’ Down
14. R.O.C.K. in the USA
15. Pink Houses
16. - band intros -
17. Authority Song
18. Cherry Bomb
19. Hurts so Good

The Band:

John Mellencamp - guitar, vocal
Troye Kinnett – accordion, keyboard
Miriam Sturm - violin
Andy York - guitar
Dane Clark – drums
John Gunnell – bass
Mike Wanchic – guitar




Concert review: Mellencamp sticks to his rocking roots at Mohegan Sun | Go |

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - John Mellencamp keeps it simple, and that is one of the traits that makes his music so appealing.

Mellencamp, 62, played Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena as part of an abbreviated 10-date summer tour.

The stage was plain, which kept the focus on the music, which runs from rock to folk to roots rock.

And the singer-songwriter from Indiana has always aimed for down-to-earth lyrics that speak to the common folk.

Mellencamp's band was sharp, with a violinist, two guitarists - including longtime member Mike Wanchic - drummer, and keyboardist. The accordion and upright bass also made appearances.

"Human Wheels," the title track from a 1983 album, started the night. Mellencamp jammed on his guitar with the female violinist.

Mellencamp is working on a new album and plans to promote it with an extensive world tour next year. He does have a new live album out, "Trouble No More Live at Town Hall."

One of the new songs, "Troubled Man," and "Minutes to Memories" swept into the melodic "Check It Out" from 1987, the latter which the violinist launched and saw Mellencamp ditching his guitar and just singing.

One of the highlights of the show was an acoustic version of "Jack & Diane," with Mellencamp alone on stage and the audience pitching in to sing some of the lyrics. The chart topper from his breakthrough, best-selling 1982 album "American Fool" is pretty much Mellencamp's signature song.

Mellencamp told a lengthy story about his grandmother before "Longest Days." The song has the grabbing lyrics "Life is short even in its longest days."

Mellencamp remained alone and with his acoustic for the Top 10 "Small Town," but the violinist and accordion player rejoined him at the end.

The pace picked up for the rocking "Rain on the Scarecrow" that featured four guitarists and is from the "Scarecrow" album.

The kicking "Paper and Fire" is from 1987's "Lonesome Jubilee" album that showcased Appalachian music. "Crumblin' Down" involved a compelling drum solo. And "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." is a salute to '60s rock - the tune charted at No. 2.

Mellencamp was back on electric guitar for a dragged out version of "Pink Houses" and on which the violinist soloed.

Before singing his anthem from that same year, "Authority Song," Mellencamp told fans he wrote it in his 20s and still holds the same feelings as back then.

Band members and fans clapped along to "Cherry Bomb."

Closing the show was "Hurts So Good," a No. 2 number off "American Fool" for which won Mellencamp a Grammy.

Mellencamp, who had his start in the music business in the mid-'70s, early in his career had his name changed to John Cougar, and later went by John Cougar Mellencamp before dropping the Cougar. He has sold over 40 million albums and amassed 22 Top 40 hits.

"I've come a million miles and 40 years to get here tonight," Mellencamp told the crowd.

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