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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.

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The Bacon Brothers

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When it comes to doing interviews to promote an acting project, Kevin Bacon isn’t much for dishing out his life story. But when it comes to writing songs, The Bacon Brothers are all about creating the soundtrack of their experience. Kevin and his elder sibling, Michael, have been a consistent fixture in the studio and on the road for the better part of 20 years, releasing eight albums in the process. The group will perform Saturday at The Kent Stage.

“To me, you do countless interviews where people are hoping you’re going to reveal something personal about yourself,” Kevin Bacon said. “And in fact, I look at that part of interviews as a skill where you make people believe you’re sharing something personal when you’re really not. I’m sorry to admit that, but that’s how I approach the personal side of doing press.” Music is different. Read the full interview in the Canton Repository

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Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making music together for pretty much their whole lives. So it seemed logical when, 25 years ago, they decided to join forces to start recording records and performing live shows as the Bacon Brothers. ...

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