Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
The Bacon Brothers
(Photo Credit: Timothy White)
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon talk about their band “The Bacon Brothers” and perform live in our studio! They’ll talk about what they eat on the road and their upcoming show at Town Hall.
Love, love, love these guys! Each and everyone of them are so talented that together they have a great sound that is tight and polished. A must listen and and even more must see if you get the chance! Listening right now to "36 Cents" as I type this...sounds great guys!
Mummering is also a tradition in Newfoundland. An old Christmas custom from England, mummering is a version of its' modern form can be traced back in Newfoundland into the 19th century. Although it is unclear precisely when this tradition was brought to Newfoundland by the English, the earliest record dates back to 1819. It typically involves a group of friends or family who dress in disguise and visit homes within their community or neighbouring communities during the twelve days of Christmas. If the mummers are welcomed into a house, they often do a variety of informal performances that may include dance, music, jokes, or recitations. The hosts must guess the mummers’ identities before offering them food or drink. They may poke and prod the mummers or ask them questions. To make this a challenge for the hosts, the mummers may stuff their costumes, cross-dress, or speak while inhaling. Once the mummers have been identified they remove their disguise, spend some social time with the hosts, and then travel as a group to the next home.
We had Mummers in Newfoundland, Canada too. There is a funny video on youtube - search: Newfoundland Mummers SIMANIThe tradition goes back to Ireland & England.
Bacon brothers on Food Friday?!?!
Are they kosher?
It's the lazy choice to dismiss the Bacon Brothers as coasting on Kevin's fame--because hearing them perform will put that notion to rest for good. Their music (an amalgam of rock, country and folk with a tinge of blue-eyed soul) is engaging and memorable, and their wry humor on life's ups and downs is easy to relate to. They're great fun to see live, so today's program is just a little taste of what they can do.
I heard them sing a MIDEM, in Cannes, France, about 10 years or so ago, and see they have played in recent years at the Landmark in Port Washington,Long Island--great music, great artists... and the chance to get withinthat "six degrees" of Kevin!
All set to listen to these great performers on line tonight(in europe) . Everyone who don't know them should listen. Or check their site baconbros.com. I love their music !!
I can't wait to hear the Bacon Brothers tomorrow on your show! I love Kevin Bacon and want to hear him sing!
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Leonard Lopate hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food.
Leonard Lopate Weekend: Joseph Stiglitz, Nick Kroll on "Adult Beginners" & "Wolf Hall"
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.