The Bacon Brothers, comprised of Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon, came together to create the musical duo in the mid 1990’s. Older brother Michael was born in 1949, and while Kevin Bacon went on to become one of America’s most well-known actors, it was Michael Bacon who established the Bacon Brothers as a musical outlet for the two, and brought Kevin on board.
Since their inception, the Bacon Brothers have released the albums: Forosoco (1997), Getting There (1999), Can’t Complain (2001), White Knuckles (2005), and New Years Day (2008.) The brothers perform and tour regularly, often selecting various charities as the beneficiaries for their concerts. Their 2009 tour included performances to benefit March on Stage and the Love Hope Strength Foundation, and in 2011 the Bacon Brothers donated proceeds from two shows to the California Dream Week, an organization that educates youth about sustainable and eco-friendly designs.
In addition to performing with his brother, Michael Bacon has established a stellar career as a film and television composer, lending his talents to a variety of projects, many of them Academy Award winning documentaries, shorts, and features: Boy Interrupted, Loverboy, King Gimp, D-Day Remembered, A Time for Justice, Losing Chase, A Place in the Land, The Last God Time, Shadow of Hate, The Johnstown Flood, and Sharks of Treasure Island. His talents can also be heard on innumerous programs for public television. Together as the Bacon Brothers, the duo has contributed songs to the films the Woodsman (2004, “Chop Wood, Carry Water”) and Red Betsy (2003, “When You Decide You’ve Stayed Too Long”).
Most recently, the Bacon Brothers appeared on Live from Daryl’s House to perform a number of songs off their albums, and released Philadelphia Road – Best of the Bacon Brothers (2011.)