Indiana's Favorite Son To Play Youngstown's Stambaugh
Indiana native and populist singer/songwriter will bring his Midwestern sensibilities to Youngstown's Stambaugh Auditorium on Tuesday, February 19th.
Dubbed "one of the ten best songwriters in music" by none other than Johnny Cash, the 67-year old Roots Rocker will swing through Northeast Ohio on his The John Mellencamp Show tour.
A 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Mellencamp became popular in the early 1980s with the 1982 release American Fool. spawning such classics as "Jack and Diane," "Hurts So Good," and "Hand To Hold On To."
His followup release, 1983's Uh-Huh, gave us "Pink Houses," "The Authority Song," and "Crumblin' Down." Not resting on his laurels, he released Scarecrow in 1985, adding "Lonely Ole Night," "R.O.C.K. in the USA," and the fantastic ballad "Small Town."
The Youngstown stop is the area's only appearance by Mellencamp on this thirty-nine stop tour. He's out promoting his newer album drop, Other People's Stuff, a collection of covers and will undoubtedly take the audience on a tour through his forty-plus year career, both pre and post-Cougar.