LIVE: The Bacon Brothers @ Alive at Five in Riverfront Park, 7/12/12

The Bacon Brothers @ Alive at 5 (photo by Stanley Johnson)

The Bacon Brothers

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.

SECOND OPINIONS:
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.”

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One Response to “LIVE: The Bacon Brothers @ Alive at Five in Riverfront Park, 7/12/12”

  1. Debra says:

    I got to meet Michael and Kevin before the show & I have to say they are pretty down to earth people & were quite nice. I love their band and think they do a good job. Great show!

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