Mar 18, 2013
01:00 PMConnecticut Today
Forosoco with a side of Bacon at Infinity Hall
He hates these well-worn puns on his name, but "sizzling" is, alas, the word for part-time Litchfield County resident Kevin Bacon's career these days.
His TV series "The Following," which premiered on Fox in January—about a bloody cult led by Edgar Allan Poe-spouting serial killer Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy) and the alcoholic former FBI agent on its trail (Bacon)—offers some pretty grisly moments, but word is it's the biggest success of the winter season. Notes the current (March 22) issue of Entertainment Weekly, "Halfway through its initial run, The Following's 11.4 million viewers (including DVR playback) have made it the second-most-watched new network drama in adults 18-49 and Fox's most popular thrill ride since 24."
Meanwhile, Bacon's musical collaboration with his older, Emmy Award-winning film-composer brother Michael (The Kennedys)—The Bacon Brothers—is in its 18th year. Since 1995, the duo has released seven CDs (including a 2011 best-of) that showcase their particular brand of pop eclecticism, called "forosoco" for its mix of folk, rock, soul and country. The brothers have appeared together on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and performed on behalf of a number of chariitable initiatives, including Hard Rock Café's March On Stage, the Love Hope Strength Foundation and California Dream Week, devoted to the development of sustainable environmental design. At 8 p.m. on March 25, they'll be returning to Norfolk's Infinity Hall as follow-up to their triumphant appearance last year; fans have until the end of today to enter the band's "Tape It Up" contest, in which one admirer's funny-or-embarrassing-yet-inspirational story may win them an exclusive song lyric and a meet-and-greet with the band before the show (read submission rules at baconbros.com/?id=19442&sid=17481).
The Bacon Brothers show will be recorded for national broadcast at a later date on CPTV's "Infinity Hall Live." Tickets are $60 & $80. For more information, call (866) 666-6306 or visit infinityhall.com.Forosoco with a side of Bacon at Infinity Hall