Thursday, April 27, 2017

VIDEO: John Mellencamp performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers

photo: NBC

John Mellencamp performed a pair of tunes for NBC-TV’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on April 26, and official video from the show is available online.

The Indiana rocker was joined by Martina McBride for “Grandview”, the lead single from his album, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies”, which hits stores on April 28.

Mellencamp also delivered an exclusive online solo acoustic performance of his 1982 smash, “Jack And Diane.”

The singer joined Myers to discuss his 23rd record as well as his second career as a painter, thanks in part to Bob Dylan.

“He was in my studio,” Mellencamp explained, “and I have hundreds of paintings around, and he said ‘What are you going to do with them?’ I said ‘I don’t know.’ He said, “Why don’t you sell them?’ and I said ‘To who? Who would want these things?’ And he said ‘Well, I sell mine.’ And I said, ‘Oh, OK.’”

“It never dawned on me to try and sell,” he continued. “It was my hobby, ya know. It turned into a hobby; I do it all the time.”

The rocker also revealed how he originally came to NYC to join the Art Students League when a record contract fell in his lap.

“Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” features a collaboration with Carlene Carter, who will join Mellencamp on his upcoming North American tour.

Set to begin June 5 in Denver, CO, the bill will also include Emmylou Harris and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine, who provide background vocals on the project.

See also:

John Mellencamp to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers
VIDEO: John Mellencamp performs on The Tonight Show
John Mellencamp to perform on The Tonight Show
John Mellencamp announces new album and North American tour
Search John Mellencamp at hennemusic