John Mellencamp
Track 06: Someday The Rains Will Fall 

John Mellencamp is one of America’s most authoritative rockers and adroit storytellers, having penned and performed countless classic tunes, such as “Pink Houses,” “Small Town” and “Rain on the Scarecrow,” which symbolize the hopes, fears and basic decency of America’s heartland. He also has captured rock’s feisty, independent spirit and dogged pursuit of good times on such numbers as “Crumbling Down,” “Authority Song” and “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.”

Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a star-studded concert in Champaign, Illinois to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. The Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 24 years, and as of 2009 the organization has raised over $35 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

His most recent album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, produced by T Bone Burnett, was one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the artist’s career, making numerous critics’ “Best Of” lists in 2008 and earning the #5 slot in Rolling Stone’s year-end issue.  John Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. 

“Someday The Rains Will Fall” is John Mellencamp’s contribution to NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack – Vol. 2; the track was recorded at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, in the very same room that blues legend Robert Johnson recorded 16 songs in 1936.  Mellencamp recorded the track facing the wall, exactly as Johnson did 73 years ago.  The track will be featured in an episode of NCIS this season.

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