Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Read about the concept album “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’


Dave Alvin is one of a number of artists featured in an all-star recording of the southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King (libretto), John Mellencamp (music & lyrics) and T Bone Burnett (musical direction).  This unusual collaboration features original music and key dialogue excerpts performed by an impressive cast of guest artists including Dave Alvin and his brother Phil as the Ghost Brothers, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan.  Check out the track listing below.

The musical’s superb blues ‘n’ roots songs drives this haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, thirteen years in the making.

This special deluxe 2-disc edition also contains a bonus DVD featuring the short film “A Look Behind Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” as well as the in-studio video recording of the song “Truth” with John Mellencamp.

Track listing:

1. That’s Me – Elvis Costello
2. That’s Who I Am – Neko Case
3. So Goddamn Smart – Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow
4. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me – Elvis Costello
5. Brotherly Love – Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey
6. How Many Days – Kris Kristofferson
7. You Are Blind – Ryan Bingham
8. Home Again – Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal
9. You Don’t Know Me – Rosanne Cash
10. My Name Is Joe – Clyde Mulroney
11. Tear This Cabin Down – Taj Mahal
12. And Your Days Are Gone – Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin
13. Jukin’ – Sheryl Crow
14. What Kind Of Man Am I – Kris Kristofferson, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Taj Mahal
15. So Goddamn Good – Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Sheryl Crow
16. Away From This World – Sheryl Crow
17. Truth – John Mellencamp

Here’s a short promo video of this interesting project – with a bit of Dave Alvin’s contribution as well.



Read about the concept album “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’

Read about the concept album “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’

Read about the concept album “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’


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