MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael, have played music together since they were boys. But, they have been a working band since 1995.
The pair cites names like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Motown, Led Zeppelin, Philly Soul and James Taylor for influencing their music. The siblings share a body of work that's spanned more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues, resulting in eight albums.
The Bacon Brothers will kick off the eighth performing arts season at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) with a "Bacon Brothers" show on June 20 at 7 p.m.
The band includes Michael on vocals, guitar and cello and Kevin on vocals, guitar, and percussion. With them on stage are the musicians that have been with them since the beginning - Paul Guzzone (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Ira Siegel (lead guitar, mandolin, and backing vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums).
Kevin Bacon is an award-winning actor with 80 films and dozens of television and stage credits to his name, resulting in numerous Emmy and Screen Actor's Guild nominations.
Older brother Michael initially began making music in their native Philadelphia before moving to Nashville where his songwriting career blossomed by leaps and bounds. An Emmy-winning composer, he most recently scored the documentary "That Way Madness Lies" currently on the festival circuit. Other recent works include the audiobook: "You Don't Look Your Age…and Other Fairytales" and the HBO documentary, "RX: Early Detection with Sandra Lee" which premiered at Sundance this year.
The pair shares a singular body of work that's found them spending more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues. The result is eight albums: Forosoco (1997), Getting There (1999), Can't Complain (2001), Live: The No Food Jokes Tour (2003), White Knuckles (2005), New Year's Day (2009), Philadelphia Road (2011) 36 Cents (2014), and The Bacon Brothers (2018).
ASUMH performing arts season continues in September with piano showman David Howarth on Sept. 16. On Nov. 15, Brass Transit will present a tribute to the music of Chicago. Tony-award winning Broadway musical Evita takes the stage on March 14, 2019, and the season closes with the Doo Wop Project on April 7, 2019.
Season tickets include all shows for $130, which saves $20 if purchased separately.
All shows take place in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASUMH, 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR. For more information, contact Christy Keirn at ASUMH by calling (870) 508-6109 or visit www.thesheid.com for tickets.