As one of the many famous Philadelphia Bacons, Michael Bacon has had a rich and rewarding career as a singer-songwriter, musician, and score composer. Michael was one of the six children of Edmund Bacon, the famous Philadelphia urban planner and Ruth Bacon an activist and child advocate. And he’s less than “six degrees of separation” from his younger brother, Kevin, the actor. A successful singer-songwriter and composer for and television, with numerous awards to his credit, Michael is also an accomplished guitarist, keyboardist, and cellist. He’s written many scores for a wide variety of shows on PBS and HBO. One of his most recent projects is Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Michael won an Emmy for his original score for The Kennedys. Michael will provide us with an entertaining evening of storytelling, music and insight into the worlds of entertainment and composing.Read More
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.