Tonight’s mystery along with being a talented musician is a talented artist. He recently told how a paycheck made him chose music over art. Any guess who he might be??

So who was it that music almost missed out on having around? That would be John Mellencamp who left his home in Indiana to go to New York to study art. So much so that he told the New York Daily news he sold all his equipment to buy art supplies. But as fate would have it when he would make a tape with an unnamed bar band and then dropped off the tape with a management company who offered him money and a recording contract versus paying for art school. He went for the money.  I guess we think it worked out ok. He still paints beautifully and has quite a gallery.

Here he is with tonight’s featured song.