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April 24, 2009
The Bacon Brothers at World Cafe Live

XPN Free at Noon at World Cafe Live.
A co-production of WXPN and NPR Music.

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The Bacon BrothersLong before Kevin Bacon became a pop-screen phenomenon, and before his older brother Michael Bacon became a sought after film/TV composer, this Philadelphia-based duo of brotherly love had been collaborating under the moniker The Bacon Brothers. After Michael Bacon established his music career with Columbia Records in the '60s and released several solo albums on CBS Records in the '70s, he turned to collaborating with Kevin. Despite writing music together since childhood, the duo didn't become official until 1995.

Now 14 years and plenty of exposure later, the two are still playing around their Philadelphia base. Their brotherly chemistry is evident when it comes to creating rootsy rock 'n' roll tunes, and their strong style incorporates elements of alt-country, folk, blues, and Americana. The two are onto their sixth full-length album, New Year's Day. Receiving a great deal of praise, the release is one of the duo's most accessible to date. Though New Year's Day is filled with the brothers' trademark sound, they experiment with jazzy blues and reggae. Ukeleles, keyboards, and a background choruses round out this collection of catchy songs.

Currently, the duo has performances scattered across the country for the summer, and will be back in the PA/NJ/MD area in the fall. For complete tour dates check out

Recent Release: New Years Day
Release Date: November 11, 2008
Label: Forosoco Records
Origin: Philadelphia, PA/ New York

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