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The Bacon Brothers talk Hollywood stardom and roots-rock renown



Pretty much everyone has a favorite movie starring Kevin Bacon. From Footloose to Flatliners to Frost/Nixon, the clever actor can be seen in blockbusters and critically acclaimed films spanning the past three decades.

He has also spent the past 15 years touring and recording with older sibling Michael as the Bacon Brothers. They return to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Friday.

Though best known as a movie star — and the subject of the Six Degrees game that's ingrained in pop culture — Kevin Bacon is a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist whose band performs catchy roots rock sweetened by Philly soul flourishes.

Wade Tatangelo chatted with both Bacon Brothers about their influences, their Hollywood ties and whether they ever had a sibling rivalry.

"I think one of the reasons we get along is that we're not very close in age," Michael said. "So the communication pattern of brothers who were born two years apart — that are boxing, wrestling, kicking and gouging while growing up — never played into our relationship. If I'm going to be in a band with someone, it's a lot easier if they are your brother, because you already have a basic foundation of trust that's lifelong."

Click here for Wade's full interview

Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:14pm]


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