Common Chord was formed originally as a duo in 2015 by singer/songwriters Michael Bryant and Tracy Jane Comer, who were members of the former Madison-area trio Sticky Fingers (early to mid-2000s) and who have worked as a duo on occasion since then. The group quickly grew to five regular performers with the addition of Bruce ButtelDelores Jenison, and Faye Bruggink. This powerhouse of skills and talents yields a strong creative synergy...the musical whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.

With their unique combination of vocal, instrumental, songwriting and composing/arranging talents, Common Chord creates an amazing palette of music. Their repertoire includes vocal-centric pieces with four-part harmonies, toe-tapping swingy numbers, folk and bluegrass-flavored pieces, bluesy tunes, acoustic rock/pop songs and more...something for everyone, with appeal to audiences of all ages. The group focuses on originals from each of three writers in the group plus unique covers from the likes of Tom Waits, the Beatles, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, and others.

Their debut CD (self-titled) was released in January 2017 and a new CD is in the works for 2019.


  • Occurred Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm



6637 University Ave.
Middleton, 53562