Multi-talented musical siblings The Bacon Brothers will perform their only West Coast appearance at The Orleans Showroom, Aug. 1 and 2.
Long before Kevin Bacon starred in “Footloose,” launching his prolific acting career, and before Michael Bacon became known as an Emmy Award-winning composer for film and television, they were just two brothers growing up in Philadelphia with a shared love and passion for music.
The Bacon Brothers Band formed in 1995 and is known for its gritty rock and Philly soul. The band consists of six members including Michael Bacon on vocals, guitar and cello; Kevin Bacon on vocals, guitar and percussion; Paul Guzzone on bass guitar and backing vocals; Joe Mennonna on keyboards and accordion; Frank Vilardi on drums; and Ira Siegel on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals.
In 2008, the brothers released “New Years Day,” with Kevin composing the majority of the album’s songs. The Bacon Brother’s newest album “36 ¢,” is a combination of fast-picking country with glimpses of hip-hop, English countryside plucks and Alanis Morissette cover song “You Learn,” including “Above The Clouds,” “Kiss Your Mother” and the title track.
To kick off the tour, The Bacon Brothers appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” to discuss their music and Kevin’s philanthropic involvement in the Six Degrees concept, www.SixDegrees.org, which emphasizes using personal connections for social good.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95 plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.