Friday, March 5, 2021

The Bacon Brothers

This is not a new line of pork. Kevin Bacon?  Remember him?  Six degrees from Kevin Bacon?  Every play that?  Did you know that besides being a famous actor, Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael have a very good band (since 1995 in fact) and have released seven CDs, have appeared on countless radio and television shows and have gone on tour in North America and Europe. So when Kevin isn't making movies, he's making music. Their first studio release in 1997 was entitled Forosoco, derived from what the brothers describe their genre to be as a mix of folk, rock, soul, and country.  The other brother, Michael, is an accomplished musician and produces soundtracks for television. He has even won an Emmy.  See The Bacon Brothers website here.

I saw them live at The Birchmere in Northern Virginia in the late 90's and was hooked then.  Ever since I've had some of their songs on my run playlist but failed to update their music.  Some of their newer stuff is great.  Michael's voice reminds me a bit of James Taylor. If you like The Eagles, Lyle Lovett, Hall and Oates, and that genre of rock country music then you'll like their vibe.

Kevin and Michael are lead singers (both are very good but Michael is the better of the two).  Kevin plays guitar, harmonica and percussion while Michael plays the guitar and cello.  There are four additional band members.

Here is a list of their albums/CDs and the release dates. I've been listening to some of their newer music on Spotify and love it. Getting There is the only one I currently have and I'd recommend for sure.  I ordered two new ones this morning - Philadelphia Road and 36 Cents. Enjoy!

Title Release date
Forosoco November 4, 1997
Getting There August 31, 1999
Can't Complain June 26, 2001
The Bacon Brothers Live - No Food Jokes Tour November 11, 2003
White Knuckles October 25, 2005
New Years Day March 24, 2009 (November 11, 2008)
Philadelphia Road - Best Of July 31, 2011
36¢ September 16, 2014
The Bacon Brothers April 25, 2018
The Way We Love July 17, 2020

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