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meet the bacons

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band info

"meet the bacons" are an acoustic duo that play a mix of original songs and favorite songs by other artists. The song styles are an interesting mix of rock, folk, classic country, bluegrass, blues and Americana music from today and yesterday, with both popular standards and deeper cuts.


The duo have strong vocal harmonies with the following instruments: acoustic guitar, harmonica, shakers, and tambourine.

The duo's stage/floor footprint can be as little as 6' x 6' including instruments and sound system (for smaller venues). 


"meet the bacons" play breweries, bars, clubs, private parties, lounges, festivals, parks and concerts. The duo can captivate a small crowd in a restaurant and capture a large outdoor concert audience.

Some venues/events "meet the bacons" has played: East Aurora Music Festival, Niawanda Park Bandshell (Summer Concert Series), Buffalo Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo Irish Classical Theater's "The Wake: Party to Die For", 42 North Brewing Company, Soho Burger Bar, Hamburg Brewing Company, Gene McCarthy's/ Old FIrst Ward Brewing Company, Big Ditch Brewing Company, 189 Public House, Osteria 166, Remington Tavern and Seafood Exchange, Resurgence Brewery, Music Is Art Festival, 11 Day Power Play (Harborcenter), 20th Century Club, Lancaster Country Club, Woodcock Brothers Brewery,   Clinton Park Bandshell (Tonawanda), The Gin Mill (Ellicottville), Buffalo Irish Center, Varysburg Hotel, US Air Force 107th Attack Wing Military Ball, Grill at the Dome, The Garret Club Buffalo (Women's Club), and more. 


The duo has played as "meet the bacons" for over 9 years, but have been singing together for over 20 years. Joe Bacon (vocal, guitar, songwriter) has been playing professionally for almost 40 years, with shows at major venues, including Carnegie Hall (Weill recital), NYC Symphony Space, NYC on primetime television as leader/guitarist of the house band for Comedy Central's Premium Blend with David Alan Grier for the 2001 Summer/Fall season; at 103.3 Edgefest festival; Thursday at Lafayette Square concert series, Buffalo, NY; The Bitter End, Greenwich Village; and opening for major acts including Sponge, Sister Hazel, Run DMC, G. Love & the Special Sauce, The Verve Pipe, The Toasters and Moby.

Band Info
songs we play​
  • Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash 

  • I Know What I Know by Paul Simon 

  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

  • Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man by Johnny Cash

  • Wildflowers by Tom Petty

  • Jump Up by meet the bacons

  • Take It Easy by The Eagles

  • Santa Monica by Everclear

  • Jackson by Johnny Cash

  • To Be Young Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High by Ryan Adams

  • Cecilia by Paul Simon

  • Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon

  • Santa Monica by Everclear

  • Cover Me Up by Jason Isbell

  • Free Falling by Tom Petty

  • Ain't No Man by the Avett Brothers

  • Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash

  • Red Ball (It's All I Can Take) by meet the bacons 

  • Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash (Soundgarden)

  • Street Parade Ramble by meet the bacons

  • No Rain by Blind Melon

  • The Ones by meet the bacons

  • Go Find Another Girl by meet the bacons

  • Oh My Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams

  • When I Come Around - Green Day

  • Vices by Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

  • Life is a Storybook by meet the bacons

  • I Gotta Get Drunk by Willie Nelson

  • Dead Flowers by Rolling Stones

  • Love is the Seventh Wave - Sting

  • Heart of Gold by Neil Young

  • Long Journey Home by Hank Williams Jr.

  • Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke

  • You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man by Loretta Lynn

  • The 59th Street Bridge Song by Simon and Garfunkel

  • Two of Us by The Beatles

  • Steal My Kisses by Ben Harper

  • I've Been Drunk All Around This Town by Scott Miller

  • Can't Let Go by Lucinda Williams

  • Jailhouse Tears by Lucinda Williams

  • Poor, Poor Pitiful Me by Warren Zevon & Linda Rondstadt 

  • Lonesome Johnny Blues by Cracker

  • Jambalaya, On the Bayou by Hank Williams

  • Barrier Reef by Old 97's

  • Yer So Bad chords by Tom Petty

  • Lodi by Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Stepping Stone by G. Love & the Special Sauce

  • Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash

  • Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band

  • What I Got - Sublime

  • Jackson Station - Band of Heathens

  • Ain't No Grave (traditional gospel)

  • The Lonesome Blues by meet the bacons

  • Well, Well, Well - Lucinda Williams

  • Drinkin' by Holly Williams

  • Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles

  • You Don't Know How It Feels by Tom Petty 

  • The Devil Is All Around by Shovels and Rope

  • Working Musician Blues by meet the bacons

  • Rye Whiskey by meet the bacons

  • Ripple by The Grateful Dead

  • I Need You by meet the bacons

  • Another Like You by Hayes Carll 

  • Bring Your Dresses To Me (I'll Be Here) by meet the bacons

  • The Bottle Let Me Down by Merle Haggard 

  • Patience by Redbird

  • Stir It Up by Bob Marley

  • Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

  • Danny's Song by Loggins and Messina

  • Sweet Virginia by Rolling Stones

  • Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

  • Me & Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

  • Galway Girl by Steve Earle

  • Angel From Montgomery by John Prine

  • Eurotrash Girl by Cracker 

  • Hometown Blues by Steve Earle 

  • Bleed A Little While Tonight by Lowest of the Low

  • Paradise by John Prine

  • Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin 

  • Look At Miss Ohio by Gillian Welch 

  • Melissa by The Allman Brothers Band

  • Happy by Holly Williams 

  • In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine with Iris DeMent

  • Willin' by Little Feat

  • Deck of Cards by meet the bacons 

  • The Scent of You by meet the bacons

  • No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley 

  • Guilty By The Tears In Your Eyes by meet the bacons

  • Til Death Do Us Part by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

  • New York City's Killing Me by Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

  • Ten Thousand Words by The Avett Brothers 

  • It's Still Me by meet the bacons

  • Buckets of Rain by Bob Dylan 

  • Your Sweet Love by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

  • Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

  • The Drugs Don't Work by Ben Harper 

  • If It Was Late by meet the bacons 

  • Blackbird by The Beatles

  • Got My Mojo Workin by Muddy Waters

  • Rosy & Grey by Lowest of the Low

  • Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson

Songs We Play
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