Photograph by Stanley Johnson
As an encore, the Bacon Brothers dedicated the Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek” to Levon Helm, followed by a rousing version of the Rollings Stones’ “The Last Time,” which was appropriate on the 50th anniversary of the first Rolling Stones performance.
Excerpt from David Singer’s review at The Daily Gazette: “Movie star Kevin Bacon and older brother Michael — The Bacon Brothers — headlined Thursday’s Alive at Five concert series. While the two brothers started performing as a musical act 17 years and six albums ago, you still have to be skeptical of any celebrity playing rock star. Backed by a full band, the songs were good: original blues-based rock with a polished, folky garage-band feel. Bacon played the cool leader who sang most of the tunes with a gritty, sincere voice that growled when he pushed. Would they headline such a venue if Bacon wasn’t a Hollywood star? No, but that didn’t matter. The place was packed, with an unusual number of women pushing up into the standing area in front of the stage. The musical bar was set low, and any decent music would do: it was a little more than decent and Bacon was entertaining to watch.”