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Wonderful musicianship, plenty of charisma and a lengthy and diverse set list ensured that the Bacon Brothers Band's performance at the City Winery in New York City on Tuesday was a special one. If you’ve never seen the band before, this was a great introduction to their work. If you were a hardcore fan, it was a fun night of stories, nostalgia and top-notch musical performances.

Although the band has six members, it naturally all starts with Kevin and Michael Bacon, the brother duo known for their accomplishments in front of the camera and behind it. While there are plenty of actors who think they can rock, these siblings are far from all hype. Playing the harmonica, cello, ukulele and guitar as well as providing lead vocals, Michael and Kevin are true musicians that unlike the fodder on pop radio today, tell stories. From the emptying of the nest to their wives and children, Michael and Kevin share a piece of themselves on stage that shows. Read full review.

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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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