New release (Hear Music/Concord; tour dates)Photo of Burnett, Mellencamp, and King by Kevin Mazur
Indiana cabin, mid-1900s: Two brothers argue over a girl. One brother accidentally kills the other, and then the fleeing brother and the girl accidentally drive into a lake and drown.
True story. John Mellencamp learned it after buying the cabin in the early 1990s.
Soon after, Mellencamp got the idea for a musical based on that story. By 2000, he had begun work on the score (both music and lyrics), and he asked Stephen King to write the book.
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