Adelaide, get set, John Mellencamp will be hitting our city during a seven-date tour of Australia in February 2016, supported by a special guest, singer and songwriter Jewel. Also appearing on the tour is country artist Carlene Carter.
The musician – whose extraordinary list of honours includes a 2001 Billboard Century Award, the Woody Guthrie Award in 2004, a Grammy Award and the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting – was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2012 he was awarded the John Steinbeck Award, which is given to artists who capture “the spirit of Steinbeck’s empathy, commitment to democratic values, and belief in the dignity of the common man”.
Mellencamp will be supported by Alaskan singer-songwriter Jewel, performing songs from her extensive catalogue and latest release Picking Up the Pieces. Since her debut Pieces of You in 1995 which featured the massive hit Who Will Save your Soul, Jewel has established herself as one of the most successful musicians of her generation with powerful mentors including Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and Neil Young. A storyteller at heart, Jewel also has written her memoir, Never Broken, authored two children’s books, and a pair of successful children’s albums.
Also joining the tour will be country singer and songwriter Carlene Carter. Daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, Carter’s career took off with the album I fell in Love in 1990. During her career, Carter has recorded twelve albums and released more than twenty singles, with 3 peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Her latest album titled Carter Girl was released by Rounder Records in 2014
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Adelaide: Saturday February 20, 2016 at Oakbank Racecourse
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