The Bacon Brothers Release New Album 'Ballad of the Bacon Brothers"

Article Contributed by Devious Planet | Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Bacon Brothers, featuring Michael and Kevin Bacon, unveil their new album, Ballad Of The Brothers via Forosoco Music / Forty Below Records. The album is out now, and available to order here on CD, Vinyl, and digital download.

And the critics rave: "Breezy, anthemic country rock," stated Taste of Country, Ink 19 said, "The Bacon Brothers have come full circle, creating their own soundtrack that resonates with authenticity and innovation," Americana Highways effused, "The tunes have a cool reserve. All performed with gusto. The band is as tight as a knot in a string," and Mojo declared the album "Solid."

The new video for "Old Bronco" was premiered by INK 19. Watch here. "Old Bronco" was written by Kevin Bacon who also sings lead on the track. Listen here.

Michael Bacon stated, "Old Bronco is a song inspired by Kevin's truck, a 1969 Ford Bronco, a pandemic impulse buy. Her name is Miss Betty. He loves the truck and says, "It's old, I'm old, and that's what the song is about". Continues Kevin, "It's a great audience participation song; we have a lot of fun playing it live. And Michael added a mouth engine at the end… it's a little-known technique."

The siblings have spent the best of three decades creating their own mix of folk, rock, soul, and country music. They call that diverse sound "forosoco," it's taken them worldwide, from headlining gigs in Japan and Europe to American performances at iconic venues like Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and Gruene Hall.

Their musical exploration continues with the band's twelfth release, Ballad Of The Brothers. It's a record that highlights the similarities between Kevin Bacon (known worldwide as an A-list Hollywood actor) and Michael Bacon (celebrated as an Emmy-winning composer) and the differences, too.

For Michael and Kevin Bacon, their album, Ballad Of The Brothers marks the continuation of a musical partnership that began long ago in Philadelphia, where the two siblings were raised on a soundtrack of 1970s singer/songwriters, Philly soul bands, and classic rock acts,. They're creating their own soundtrack now, and like many artistic endeavors, the work is never truly done.

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Jun 30-----Ojai, CA-----------Sterling Venue Ventures @Libby Bowl
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