Thanks for the Support!  

Hello there,

Andrew James here (Co-founder of Citizen Bare) and I wanted to a take a moment to do one of 3 things. First and foremost to thank John Gratton the other founding member of Citizen Bare for all of the good times and hard work he has put into this project over the last 7 years. While John is stepping away for time being I am sure you will see him again in the future. We wish him good luck and good fortune in the future! We love you John! 

I also want to make sure that we thank all the people who come to shows, listen music online and support us in whatever way they can! You're amazing and we seriously could not do it without you!

Secondly I want to make sure everyone understands that Citizen Bare will be moving forward without John but we still have the core group which we have been playing with for the last 2 years. As well as John Meli and Ryan Ochs who will be joining us!

Thirdly I wanted to make sure that John's final note was up on the website for folks to read.

The time is kind of a passing of the torch as much as it is a last show for me. Johnny Meli will be taking over guitar duties, and will be starting to collaborate on music that is a little different from the music he writes and plays with his other band gneiss. So, I'm thrilled that we get to rock together for this show. And I hope anybody who can make it will come out to give a listen and welcome Johnny to the band.

In the past couple of months I have been asked why I'm getting done. I haven't been willing to give the answer online until now.

The biggest reason why I'm getting done playing music with Citizen Bare is time. As many of my musician friends know, there are countless hours that go into playing music and not a significant financial return. I have been able to live with that for years. But now, my time is worth too much to put as much effort as Citizen Bare needs if they want to reach their goals. And more importantly, my kids are at ages where my availability to them is more important...(probably more to me, than to them)... I don't want to be split between the passion of music and being present for my kids.

If I was making a living off from music, that would be a different story. But that's not reality for me. And I've come to realize that trying to do and be everything all the time leaves me less time to just be. So... I'm going to take a step back from everything I'm doing (except my family and job that pays the bills) and just be for a little while.

The transition has already been a little rough for me... There have been some shows that I haven't participated in and I found myself wanting to be there. But, it is what it is. Thankfully some of the things that I forgot I liked doing have had a little more time. Hopefully they don't take over my time to just be.

Sorry for the novel...thought I'd finally share.

Sincerely,

John Gratton

Fall 2013 

Hey Guys,

It's a bit since last we checked in so here's a quick update.

Upcoming Shows
9/14 Moogs in Morrisville (Dweens last show for a while)
10/17 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
10/19 Private party Plattsburg
10/30 Crop
11/14 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
12/19 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
More to come so stay tuned!

Past Shows
We had a great time playing at Bonestock with some amazing VT bands Gniess, J Willis Pratt and Burrow Owl to name a few. We also started our residency once a month at Monkey House playing with a great local bluegrass band Something With Strings as well as Hillside Hooligans.

Goings on
Still making progress on the 3P and hope to have something to share soon!

Hope to see you guys out sometime!

Fall 2013 

Hey Guys,

It's a bit since last we checked in so here's a quick update.

Upcoming Shows
9/14 Moogs in Morrisville (Dweens last show for a while)
10/17 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
10/19 Private party Plattsburg
10/30 Crop
11/14 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
12/19 Monkey House in Winooski with Something With Strings
More to come so stay tuned!

Past Shows
We had a great time playing at Bonestock with some amazing VT bands Gniess, J Willis Pratt and Burrow Owl to name a few. We also started our residency once a month at Monkey House playing with a great local bluegrass band Something With Strings as well as Hillside Hooligans.

Goings on
Still making progress on the 3P and hope to have something to share soon!

Hope to see you guys out sometime!

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