Closer to Home is the contemporary folk duo of singer-songwriters Mike Herz & Emily Barnes based out of northwest, New Jersey. These two artists combine heartfelt harmonies, penetrating songwriting and a natural artistic chemistry that makes for a captivating live show. The union of Herz’s rich vocals with Barnes’ mesmering voice creates an inimitable sound and style that is turning heads. Combined they have hours of original material, from tear jerking love songs to foot stomping anthems. Closer to Home is a new force to be reckoned with on the indie music scene.
"Johnny Cash & June Carter, Joan Baez & Bob Dylan, Graham Parsons & Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, Shovels and Rope. If you like these great duos, you'll love Mike Herz and Emily Barnes (Closer to Home) These two young, talented, up-and-coming musical artists write and perform original songs in the classic tradition of other greater singer-songwriters. When male and female combine all things achieve harmony." - Milford Music in the Park
"Their poignant lyrics, captivating voices, and iridescent stage presence made a lasting impression. We look forward to their return..." -Sandy Streid of Twilight Showcase Radio (Plymouth, MA)
"The chemistry and tone invoked in this weeks track is a mesmerizing trip down a dirt road that I’ll gladly travel." -Outliers and Cold Fires