John Mellencamp, Indiana's sensational Heartland rock artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion!
John J Mellencamp was born in Seymour (Indiana) in 1951 and is a singer, songwriter, painter, actor, and multi instrumentalist (guitar and harmonica). His musical style is best described as a blend of rock, Heartland rock (a subgenre of rock music characterized by a straightforward musical style, a concern with the average, blue collar American life, and a conviction that rock music has a social or communal purpose beyond just entertainment), roots rock (a subgenre of rock music that takes inspiration from various American musical traditions such as country, blues, and folk), and folk rock (a style that arose in the United States and the United Kingdom around the mid 1960s, pioneered by the Los Angeles band the Byrds, who began playing traditional folk music and songs by Bob Dylan with rock instrumentation, in a style heavily influenced by the Beatles and other British bands). He cites Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Buddy Holly, and the Rolling Stones as his biggest influences and he’s had a stellar career with 23 studio albums, 2 live albums, 3 compilation albums, 65 singles, and 1 tribute album. He’s received many accolades including a Grammy Award (for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance) and in 2008, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Don't miss your chance to see one of America's most successful mainstream rock singers of the 1980s and '90s!