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The Bacon Brothers

Sharply executed rock with a blue-collar, rootsy edge.

July 30, 2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunoco Performance Theater
Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

  

Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers, born nine years apart, coming of age in Center City Philadelphia. By the late 1960s, Michael, already a professional musician, would gig with his band at the city’s famed Electric Factory with a young Kevin tagging along when he could. Now, nearly 20 years later, The Bacon Brothers continue to impress audiences and critics with their soulful sound and their latest offering of Americana 36 Cents. 

The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a word describing the blend of folk, rock, soul and country influences.

Older brother Michael, an acclaimed musician and composer, and younger brother Kevin, an award-winning actor, combine to form The Bacon Brothers. Their childhood hometown of Philadelphia is the brothers’ muse for their eclectic blend of rock and soul. Growing up in the City of Brotherly Love, Michael and Kevin were surrounded by music from an early age.   Now, two decades after the band formed in 1995, The Bacon Brothers are a musical force to be reckoned with.

Don’t let Kevin’s roots in Hollywood fool you. According to The New Yorker, “Hollywood hangs like an albatross around the neck of any movie star turned musician, but this duo shakes off the burden of fame with sharply executed rock that has a blue-collar, rootsy edge.”   With the September 2014 release of their seventh album, 36 Cents, it’s a new era for the Bacon Brothers. With new connections in Nashville and tour dates across the country, The Bacon Brothers may no longer be one of the industry’s best kept secrets.

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