CONWAY–The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall announces a performance by The Bacon Brothers on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Bound by blood and a mutual love of American roots music, Michael and Kevin Bacon have spent the past quarter-century performing together as The Bacon Brothers. They call that sound “Forosoco” — a blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences, delivered by two songwriters — and it’s taken the siblings across the world, from shows in Japan to performances at American landmarks like Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
The Bacon Brothers turn a new page with their 11th release, Erato, which is described as a set of dynamic contrasts: quiet moments and big payoffs, organic instrumentation and electronic textures, self-penned songs and high-profile collaborations. For the Bacons, it is also the continuation of a story that began long ago in Philadelphia, where the two siblings were raised on soundtracks of 1970s singer and songwriters, Philly soul singers and classic rock bands.
“We’re still exploring the sound we began making 25 years ago; we’ve just gotten a lot better at it,” said Michael, whose success as an Emmy-winning composer mirrors his brother’s own accolades as an A-list Hollywood actor. “Music is a life’s work. It’s a universe of things yet to know. It’s exciting to be doing stuff we couldn’t have done 20 years ago — to know that we’ve come so far, yet still have so much left in the tank.”
“We’re a songwriting band, and the songs lead the way,” Kevin said. “We’re not beholden to a specific sound. We just write the songs and let them point us in the right direction. That’s how we’ve done it since the very beginning.”
Tickets range from $30-$50 for adults and $10 for children/students. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at uca.edu/reynolds or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free at (866) 810-0012.