The Bacon Brothers have always demonstrated the fact that when it comes to making music, there’s nothing more vital or intuitive than the bond between brothers. It can be volatile at times, but more often than not, it spurs the creativity and ensures both passion and purpose. For the past 20 years, the Brothers have proven that point with their eight exceptional albums.
Kevin (yes, the actor, Kevin Bacon) and brother, Michael will make a stop at the incredible Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland on July 11, showcasing their combined brotherly bonds and talents.
Fiercely devoted to making music, even from an early age (they cite such influences as 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, and additional kudos to Michael from Kevin for his input), the two siblings share a singular body of work that’s found them spending more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues, resulting in eight 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, now, their new, self-titled album.— Spanning rock, soul, folk, and Americana; never content to be typecast, they’ve fiercely devoted themselves to the cause of making music, undeterred by fame, fortune or the pitfalls that frequently obstruct the path to success.
The new album begins with the single, “Tom Petty T-Shirt,” which Bacon Brothers debuted on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The track sets the tone for a wonderful album. A must listen! Hopefully, fans will be treated to a heavy dose of the new tunes at the Cleveland tour stop.
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.
Cindy Alexander will open the show.
All seats are assigned and priced at $60, $50 or $40.
Prices subject to additional fees. Tix can be purchased in person at the Music Box Supper Club, or online, below:
**A meet & greet package is available for an additional fee. Show ticket purchase is required**