Citizen Bare is in their Vermont home studio working on the follow up effort to the 2011 EP, Carnival. The band is collaborating with former Phish engineer, Pete Carini, to craft a sound that highlights their Americana and Blues sensibilities. The songs illustrate Citizen Bare’s evolving sound with four-part harmonies, organ sounds through a rotating Leslie speaker, melodic guitar solos, and a revamped rhythm section. Lyrically, the songs explore introspective themes of love, family, and change along with fallout from the floods brought on by Hurricane Irene that ravaged large swaths of their Vermont landscape. The band will release the first three tracks of the album tentatively called Flood in the summer of 2013 and will be doing a string of shows in support of the tracks.
Citizen Bare is a five-piece Americana Rock band out of the Northern Green Mountains in Underhill, Vermont. Their sound is influenced by a wide variety of genres from folk to hip hop, soul to progressive jam music. Their original bluesy, folk rock sounds are woven together by guitar driven riffs, raw and authentic lyrics, and dynamic harmonies.
Through their music they have been building a presence in the Burlington area since 2007 and gaining momentum towards their musical goals every time they take the stage. The band is comprised of Andrew James (acoustic guitar and vocals), John Gratton (lead guitar and vocals),Jake Blodgett (drums), Jesse Cowan (bass and vocals), and Elizabeth Patterson (keyboard and vocals). Each member brings a plethora of musical performance and creation experience that has proven to be invaluable to Citizen Bare.
Citizen Bare has performed at multiple venues and events in the greater Burlington area, including The Monkey House, University of Vermont, Radio Bean, South End Art Hop, Nectar’s, and various charity events. Citizen Bare is a blend of music and principle that promotes free thinking and positive relationship with the world around you. Their motto highlights an expression of social justice and the human experience. Live Free, Die Naked