The Bacon Brothers
feat. Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon
Kevin Bacon is an American film and theatre actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, He won a Golden Globe 2009 and Screen Actors Guild Award 2009 for his role as Lt. Col. Michael Strobl in Taking Chance and has been called one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Bacon starred in the 1984 box-office smash Footloose. Richard Corliss of Time likened Footloose to the James Dean classic Rebel without a Cause. In 1988 he starred in John Hughes’s comedy She’s Having a Baby and the following year he was in another Comedy called The Big Picture. In 1990, Bacon had two successful roles. He played a in the comedy/horror film Tremors and in Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners.
Bacon’s next project was to star He Said, She Said. His performance as gay prostitute Willie O’Keefe in Oliver Stone’s JFK received tremendous critical acclaim. He went on to play a prosecuting attorney in the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men. Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in The River Wild opposite Meryl Streep. His next film, „Murder in the First“ earned him the Broadcast Film Critic’s Association Award; the same year that he starred in the blockbuster hit Apollo 13. Bacon reverted to his trademark dark role once again in Sleepers in 1996 following with Picture Perfect , Digging to China, Telling Lies in America. As the executive producer of 1998’s Wild Things, Stir of Echoes in 1999 and Hollow Man in 2000. In the new century followed by Where the Truth Lies, The Woodsman, stic River by Clint Eastward 2009 Taking Chance, Frost/Nixon 2010: Super, 2010: Story of a Girl, 2010: Bored to Death (Episode 1 ), 2011: Elephant White, 2011: X-Men: First Class, 2011: Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2012: Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Rest in Peace Department and will star as an FBI profiler dealing with a cult of serial killers in Kevin Williamson’s (“Vampire Diaries”) upcoming Fox drama.
The Bacon Brothers is the musical duo of Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon. 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.
“Philadelphia Road – The Best Of” is the first Best Of compilation of The Bacon Brothers, which reflects the musical work of Kevin and Michael Bacon from the last 15 years. The Album contains 18 original Tracks taken from their first three albums with the addition of a recent collaboration with The Bellamy Brothers “Guilty of the Crime” and a re-mix of “Unhappy Birthday”, re-written for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The Bacon Brothers tell their life stories through poignant original songs that connect to everyone – whether a ballad or a great dance song.
The Best Of is the best representation of Kevin and Michael as songwriters and of the band’s evolution of style – it’s full of clever lyrics and a nice variety of musical styles. They definitely display the variety of genres – Folk, Rock, Soul, and Country (forosoco)- that they enjoy, as well as their talent as songwriters and the depth of band’s musicianship. With 20 songs, it is the perfect CD to have you smiling at the end of a long car ride or tiresome commute. You’ll find out that Kevin is not only an amazing actor but also a talented singer/songwriter. Michael is a professional musician known for scoring movies and documentaries. Their unique talents combine to create a pleasing folk/rock sound.