Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 26th
CD Out June 1st - Summer Tour Dates Announced
4 August Dates at Rams Head On Stage - Tickets HERE!
Now, with a new set of songs being readied for release in June and upcoming tour set to commence on June 1, the Bacon Brothers offer their legion of fans much more to look forward to. The first listen to the new music will take place on Thursday, April 26th when they premier a new stunning single “Tom Petty T-shirt” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The title of that track, which is the first offering from their upcoming album, ought to come as no surprise. Fiercely devoted to making music, even from an early age, they cite any number of classic influences -- Petty, of course, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Motown, Led Zeppelin, Philly soul, and James Taylor, with mentions from Michael of Pete Seeger, Jimmy Rogers, Chet Atkins, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. It’s resulted in a singular body of work that’s found them working the road, paying their dues and releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums – Forosoco (1997), Getting There (1999), Can’t Complain (2001), Live: The No Food Jokes Tour (2003), White Knuckles (2005), New Year’s Day (2009), Philadelphia Road (2011) 36 Cents (2014), and their upcoming eponymous effort -- all spanning rock, soul, folk and Americana. Never content to be typecast, they’re fiercely devoted to the cause of making music, undeterred by fame, fortune or the pitfalls that frequently obstruct the path to success.
Naturally, neither brother lacks the means to steal the spotlight. Kevin Bacon is an award-winning actor with 80 films and dozens of television and stage credits to his name, resulting in numerous Emmy and Screen Actor’s Guild nominations cited in his resume. Older brother Michael initially began making music in their native Philadelphia before moving to Nashville where his songwriting career blossomed by leaps and bounds. An Emmy-winning composer, he most recently scored the documentary "That Way Madness Lies" currently on the festival circuit. Other recent works include the audiobook: "You Don't Look Your Age...And Other Fairytales" and the HBO documentary "RX: Early Detection with Sandra Lee” which premiered at Sundance this year.
Indeed, while casual observers may be awed by their Hollywood credentials, critics have been quick to note that the brothers -- Michael on vocals, guitar and cello and Kevin on vocals, guitar and percussion -- along with the band that’s been with them since the beginning -- Paul Guzzone (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Ira Siegel (lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums) -- eschew any hint of glitz and glamour in favor of an ethic gleaned from the hard lessons that come as a result of determination and drive.
Their new record out on Forosoco Music June 1st.
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