Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon (The Bacon Brothers)
In addition to the conversation interview, The Bacon Brothers will perform live.
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. 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.
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
Michael started as a career musician in the 1960s, first playing gigs at
Philadelphia's Electric Factory with younger brother Kevin tagging along. He later moved to
Nashville to pursue songwriting, and his musical career took off. Now, an Emmy Award-winning
composer, Michael is credited with many original scores for film and television, most recently scoring
the documentary "Good Fortune - The Story of Morgenthau."
Younger brother Kevin
always loved music but chose a different path. Best known for his acting roles in
"Footloose," Mystic River" and "Apollo 13," Kevin has appeared in 80 films
and has a Golden Globe win along with several Emmy and Screen Actor's Guild nominations. He
is currently starring in the FOX drama "The Following."
Now, nearly 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."
writes a lot more songs than I do," Michael says. "While my days are filled with composing instrumental
music for film and TV, songs are a more daunting challenge. If I write one or two a year that I
like, then I'm happy. But Kevin has this amazing gift of turning everyday experiences into
universal thoughts that everybody can identify with."
"I like risks," notes Kevin, a
classic understatement from an artist who's played challenging, unsympathetic roles in everything from
The Woodsman to Sleepers to Oliver Stone's JFK. "And there's nothing more risky about being a well known
actor than playing in a rock band as well."
The Bacon Brothers have appeared on The Tonight Show,
Rosie O'Donnell, The Early Show, The View, Vibe, Prime Time Country, Conan O'Brian, Donny
and Marie, The Howard Stern Show, Bravo on Broadway and The Today Show.
The Bacon Brothers most
recent and seventh album to be released was 36 cents. With new connections in Nashville
and tour dates across the country, The Bacon Brothers may no longer be one of the industry's best
Kevin Bacon's film credits include Crazy Stupid Love, X Men: First Class, HBO's
Taking Chance (for which he won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards), Frost/Nixon, New York,
Oliver Stone's JFK, Footloose, Wild Things, Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men. He also starred in Barry
Levinson's Sleepers with Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro, the award-winning Apollo 13 directed by Ron
Howard, Murder in the First (voted Best Actor by The Broadcast Critics Association and nominated for
Best Supporting Actor by The Screen Actors Guild and the London Film Critics Circle), The River Wild
(for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, (Academy Award and
Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture), amongst others.
Michael Bacon is an Emmy award
winner and his recent projects include scoring Slavery by Another Name (2012 Sundance Selection),
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter,The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, The Man Nobody
Knew, Gloria: In Her Own Words, The Great Famine, Top Ten Monks, Teddy in His Own Words (2010 Primetime
Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special), Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County, The Buddah,
Faces of America, This Emotional Life, King Gimp (the Academy Award Winner in the Short Documentary
category), and Secret Life of the Brain (the critically acclaimed five hour documentary on PBS by Emmy
Award winner David Grubin). Michael was also the Musical Director for Downtown Express, a movie about a
four piece from Bushwick fronted by the disillusioned Ramona (Nellie McKay). Michael won an Emmy for his
score for The Kennedys, an Ace Award nomination for his score for The Man Who Loved Sharks, and The BMI
Television Music Award and The Chicago International Film Festival Gold Plaque Award for music in
LBJ. Shows he has scored have won numerous Emmy Awards and he has scored three Academy Award
winning films (The Johnstown Flood, A Time For Justice, and King Gimp).