„American Music Honors“ – Bruce Springsteen ehrt John Mellencamp

Gestern – am 24. April 2024 – fand im „Pollak Theatre“ auf dem Campus der „Monmouth University“ in Long Branch, NJ die „American Music Honors“ statt.

Wie schon im letzten Jahr, war auch Bruce Springsteen mit von der Partie und ehrte den 72jährigen Musiker John Mellencamp. Neben John Mellencamp wurden ausserdem Jackson Browne, Marvis Staples und Dion DiMucci ausgezeichnet.

Bruce Springsteen stand auch auf der Bühne und gab folgende Songs zum Besten:

Small Town (mit John Mellencamp
Glory Days (mit Steven Van Zandt)
10th Avenue Freeze-Out (mit Steven Van Zandt)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (mit Mavis Staples, John Mellencamp, Dion DiMucci, Jackson Browne, Steven Van Zandt und Darlene Love

Aus dem offiziellen Pressetext:

Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music Announces the Second Annual
American Music Honors Recipients

The 2024 honorees are: John Mellencamp, who together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid in 1985. The social activism reflected in Mellencamp’s songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers that continues to this day; Jackson Browne, a long-time social justice, environmental and educational activist who has supported everything from anti-nuclear alternative energy resources to political freedom in Central America; Mavis Staples, who in the 1960’s was on the frontlines of the civil rights movement and continues to use her music to support racial equality in America; Dion DiMucci, who’s landmark recording of “Abraham, Martin and John” became an activist anthem in the late 1960’s and beyond.
“The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music is proud to honor these musically, culturally, and politically important artists,” said Robert Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Springsteen Archives. “All four artists—John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and Dion—have contributed mightily to the American music canon and have demonstrated how the power of song can act as an agent for positive change in our country.” Quelle

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