John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

With John Mellencamp I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a wood-burning stove in the still, snow-covered woods among the hills and “hollers” of Central Indiana’s Brown County, there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp 1992 tour.
This live performance of “Martha Say”, which appears originally on 1989’s Big Daddy ,  was recorded at Mellencamp’s rural studio with the band in the garage – literally – and features guitarists Mike Wanchic  and David Grissom (now of  Storyville), bass player Toby Myers, peerless drummer Kenny Aronoff ( Smashing Pumpkins, John Fogerty Chickenfoot ), Lisa Germano on violin, Pat Peterson and Crystal Taliefero on backing vocals, and the late John Cascella on accordian . -Redbeard