The Bacon Brothers have crafted a unique blend of folk, rock, soul, and country music which they've coined FOROSOCO - folk, rock, soul and country. And you'll find plenty of it on their new album, Ballad Of The Brothers.
Over the past three decades, the Bacon Brothers have struck a chord with fans near and far, which has afforded them the opportunity to grace stages from Japan to iconic American venues like Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and Gruene Hall.
Their new album, Ballad Of The Brothers, further documents the shared roots and individual growth of Kevin Bacon, the Hollywood luminary, and Michael Bacon, the Emmy-winning composer. While their blood ties and mutual love for American roots music bind them, their distinct songwriting styles and cinematic storytelling approaches shine through on this, their twelfth release. The album perfectly showcases a spectrum of sounds, from edgy alt-rock to Motown-inspired soul, fingerpicked folk, and beyond.
Throughout the album, the brothers Bacon weave stories loaded with personal anecdotes and richly-imagined tales. Tracks like "Old Bronco" ingeniously morph a mundane subject like a vintage truck into a poignant metaphor for aging, while the haunting beauty of "Airport Bar" paints a picture of a doomed romance in the setting of a desolate airport sports bar. The title track, inspired by the legendary Gruene Hall, spins a Wild West yarn about two urbanites finding unexpected musical prowess on a Texan stage, reminiscent of Charlie Daniels' classic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The creation of Ballad Of The Brothers was a collaborative one, with the Bacons venturing to Tennessee to collaborate with Nashville songsmiths before recording in various locales across the country. From the raw energy captured in New Jersey to the soulful vibes of Philadelphia and the eclectic touch of Los Angeles, each track reflects a unique sonic landscape.
Yet, amidst the diversity, there's a cohesive thread tying the album together – the Bacon Brothers' unwavering commitment to musical exploration. Rooted in their upbringing on the sounds of 1970s singer-songwriters, Philly soul, and classic rock, their music continues to evolve, revealing new layers with each composition. For Michael and Kevin Bacon, the new album signifies not just a continuation but a refinement of their musical partnership.