The Bacon Brothers, featuring Kevin and Michael Bacon, are pleased to announce that they and SixDegrees.Org have joined forces with the Philadelphia youth organization Rock to the Future. They've teamed up and recorded "Philly Thing," a song written by Kevin Bacon. "I wrote this song about our hometown of Philadelphia, and we wanted to give back in some way, so we connected my charity, SixDegrees.Org, with Rock to the Future, and it was a perfect marriage," states Kevin.
Sixth-grader Naheim Gaymon-Hill wrote a rap that he contributed to the track. About the experience, he effused, "I feel so lucky that Rock to the Future helped me build up my performance confidence and gave me an opportunity to rock with The Bacon Brothers."
The single, produced by Joe Nicolo at Philadelphia's Minor Street Recordings, will be released digitally on November 18th with the proceeds benefitting Rock to the Future. In addition, two videos were filmed, one official and one "Behind the Scenes"; Phil Bradshaw of FreshFly produced both. The official video will premiere the week of November 14th, location tbd.
Rock to the Future will be hosting their annual event, the Music For All Ball. It will take place at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live on April 29th 2023. A performance of "Philly Thing" is currently in the works.
ABOUT ROCK TO THE FUTURE
Rooted in equity, Rock to the Future provides student-driven music programs in a safe and supportive environment at no cost for Philadelphia children and teens in schools, community locations, and juvenile justice facilities. Their programs combine exciting music programming – like learning guitar, bass, drums, piano, music production, original songwriting, and live performance – with education, mentoring, and social services support. In safe spaces, youth build social and intellectual capital and life skills which supports high school graduation, college and trade school participation, peer relationships, and personal well-being. Through dozens of free performances each year, thousands of community members celebrate the talents and achievements of local youth. Rock to the Future’s high-quality programs are a catalyst for individual success, economic empowerment, and safe and thriving communities. Learn more about Rock to the Future at rocktothefuture.org