Bare Common's musical influences are wide-ranging and embrace the genres of folk, pop, rock and singer-songwriters. Vocals and lyrics are front and center in our songs and guitars are close behind. Bare Common is all about the craft and art of the song, whether it's a simple guitar and vocal duo or fully produced work. Depending on how old they are, listeners have said that our close harmonies remind them of a) The Everly Brothers, b) Simon and Garfunkel or c) Iron & Wine. Bare Common lives and works in Duluth, MN, USA, on the western tip of Lake Superior, which is a regular source of awe and inspiration. Our name, taken from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay 'Nature,' describes a seemingly space where the ecstacy of existence strikes. + + + 'Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear.'