Bearing the name of a particular slice of pig flesh was not always easy for Bacon Brothers band co-founder Michael. “When I was growing up,” said Michael during a recent conference call that included his movie star sibling, close friend and bandmate Kevin, “I pretty much thought I was cursed for life. Now everybody loves bacon. And Kevin sort of led the way. He really just sort of accepted it. And I just felt so bad about it. And now I feel great about it.”

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Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon: Brothers celebrate Towne Crier Cafe history

Ask actor and musician Kevin Bacon about the first show that he and his brother played as the Bacon Brothers and you will gain plenty of insight into a Dutchess County venue that has generated a great deal of Hudson Valley history.

The Bacon Brothers played their first show in 1995 at the old Towne Crier Cafe on Route 22 in Pawling. 


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There’s a certain romance associated with brother bands. It must be something about the strength — or the volatility — of the bond between siblings. From the Everly Brothers to Oasis, from the Beach Boys to the Kinks (who were banned from ...

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