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
Kevin and Michael Bacon have pretty cool day jobs. Kevin is, of course, one of Hollywood's most acclaimed and in-demand actors, and Michael is a longtime musician, known for numerous award-winning film and TV scores. But back in 1995 the two added "rock star" to their respective resumes when they formed their very own band, the Bacon Brothers. ... With hundreds of gigs under their belts, the Bacon Brothers happily report that the vast majority of their shows have been knockout, joyous affairs. But there have been a couple of dates that didn't exactly go according to plan.