A peek at Sunset season ahead.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
>> To many, Kevin Bacon will always be known as the feisty Chicago teen Ren McCormack in Footloose or the muscleman hero in Tremors, but the Philly-native can also play music. The Bacon Brothers (Sept. 29) – Kevin and his brother Michael – have been touring on and off as a folk band since 1995.
>> It’s kind of hard to define Howie Mandel (Oct. 20), but one thing is certain, the Canadian is always goofy. One of his early standup shticks involved blowing up a latex glove. That was it.
>> The 2010 Kalichstein-Lardeo-Robinson International Trio Award winning Morgenstern Piano Trio (Nov. 11) have become the toast of the chamber music world.
>> Last year, Bela Fleck visited the Sunset Center with Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain for a stellar show. This year, the master banjoist returns with The Flecktones (March 6), whose largely improvised jazz jams usually have the audience craving more – and wondering how they do it.
>> One of the top living blues musicians, Taj Mahal, will also be returning to the area (April 12) with his trio and delving into sounds from all over the world. The South Carolina native figured out early on how to meld the music of New Orleans with influences from Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.