"Berardo has a magical way of bringing you into the story. You don't want the song to end."
-Jane Falvey Host, Kingston Coffeehouse, WRIU-FM.

The Pousette Dart Band with guest Marc Douglas Berardo: Tupelo Music Hall, NH: May 8, 2015 

The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast.

While the original group dis-banded in the early 80’s, Jon kept performing with original drummer Eric Parker and continued writing and producing into the 90’s, when he returned to Nashville to begin recording again on his own. He turned out four more solo albums and recently released “Anti-Gravity”, a cohesive selection of his best songs to date. He has co-written with some of the finest writers in the country including, Darrell Scott, Gary Nicholson, Jaime Kyle, Kostas, John Bohlinger, Angelo, Sally Barris, Fred Knobloch, and Angela Kaset. Two videos from the latest release, “Heaven is Here” and “Who I Am,” are featured on YouTube and here at the site. Jon is currently working both solo, duo,  and with his tight knit band with Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Parker on drums, and Jim Chapdelaine, with whom he co-produced  his last release “Anti-Gravity”.

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Marc Douglas Berardo is a hardworking, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. He has been nationally recognized for his songs and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, 2013 Rams Head Onstage Rammie for Show of the Year.) No Depression Magazine called his latest CD Whalebone: “a highly polished personal collection with songs that are on the delicate trapeze of poignancy.”  Berardo has shared the stage with heavyweights such as The Doobie Brothers, Red Molly, John Haitt, Lucy Kaplansky and Livingston Taylor. As a member of Chris Berardo and The DesBerardo Band with his brother Chris, Marc has been a part of shows with classic rock acts including Little Feat, The Marshall Tucker Band, Badfinger, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts and Great Southern and others.  Berardo was the winner of the 2014 Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest in Texas and also received the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award. He was also a 2014 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, South Florida Folk Festival Honoree and a 2014 Solar Fest Songwriter’s Showcase Selection.
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The show takes place on May 8, 2015 at the Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH. 8pm
Tix are available online:
http://www.tupelohalllondonderry.com/
More about The Pousette Dart Band:
http://www.pousette-dart.com/

MDB and Friends/BOB DYLAN Tribute April 24, 2015, The Knickerbocker, RI 

To honor the spirit of the man and his deep catalog, some of Westerly’s best musicians and Dylan enthusiast are joining together for one night at the legendary Knickerbocker Café. Marc Douglas Berardo, himself an award winning songwriter, singer and guitarist, having been recognized nationally as the winner of The 2014 Wildflower Song Contest in Dallas, TX as well as awards from The Kerrville New Folk Contest, The South Florida Folk Festival, The Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Telluride Troubadour Contest will lead some of the area’s very best players through new interpretations of Dylan's songs. The band will consist of hardworking, local standouts: bassists Marty Moroney (Green Tea, Crow's Toes, 100 Watt Suns), guitarist Josh White (The New Talks, Whitesmoke), drummer Jay Hartley (Green Tea, Phil and The Line) and keyboardist Kurt Ginter (Third Stone, Uncle John’s Clan). 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015-The Knickerbocker Cafe, Westerly, RI doors at 8 show at 9pm. Tix $7.00
for info:
The Knickerbocker Cafe

MDB and Friends play the songs of Bob Dylan at The Knickerbocker, April 24, 2015 

Bob Dylan is the uncontested poet laureate of the rock and roll era and the pre-eminent singer/songwriter of modern times. His much lauded songs have provided a running and poignant commentary on both his and subsequent generations. Those songs reach deeply into the heart of the American experience with extraordinary lyrical power. Without question, Bob Dylan is America’s troubadour and poet whose influence on popular music is incalculable.To honor the spirit of the man and his deep catalogue, some of Westerly’s best musicians and Dylan enthusiast are joining together for one night at the legendary Knickerbocker Café. Marc Douglas Berardo, himself an award winning songwriter, singer and guitarist, having been recognized nationally as the winner of The 2014 Wildflower Song Contest in Dallas, TX as well as awards from The Kerrville New Folk Contest, The South Florida Folk Festival, The Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Telluride Troubadour Contest will lead some of the area’s very best players through new interpretations of Dylan's songs. The band will consist of hardworking, local standouts: bassists Marty Moroney (Green Tea, Crow's Toes, 100 Watt Suns), guitarist Josh White (The New Talks, Whitesmoke), drummer Jay Hartley (Green Tea, Phil and The Line) and keyboardist Kurt Ginter (Third Stone, Uncle John’s Clan). The night promises to be a joy filled romp through both classic and more obscure Dylan. The intention will be to bring a unique angle to each song and breathe a kind of new life into old favorites while discovering a few new gems. There will, of course, be a few special guests and surprises. A good time is guaranteed. 

The show takes place on April 24, 2015 at 8pm. For info and tix go here: The Knickerbocker Cafe.

MDB: A Maryland House Concert, March 27, 2015 


Marc Douglas Berardo w/ Tom Dews,Saturday, March 27, 8:00 pm

Spring has almost sprung and it's time to celebrate new beginnings. It's been way too long for many things. Therefore, for the first time in quite a while, I am bringing back the magic to share with my wonderful friends in my Annapolis area home. 

Who would be a more perfect choice to entertain us for this party? Award winning songwriter, SHC alumni and my very good friend Marc Douglas Berardo, that's who. I am also happy to announce that Tom Dews, a talented songwriter from Washington DC will open for MDB.  

I am SO looking forward to this. I hope you all can join in. 
 
RSVP at susieshcs@aol.com to let me know  you will be attending.  

Bring appetizer and dessert to share.
BYOB 
$20.00 suggested donation per person
Arrive at 7pm.   Music at 8pm.  

For more info on the artists, check out these websites: 

MDB: www.marcdouglas.com
Tom: www.tomdews.com

Marc Douglas Berardo at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Feb 19-23 

MDB showcases throughout the weekend at The International Folk Alliance in Kansas City, MO Feb 19-23!

 Friday Night:
 
12:50 am - 1:10 am - The Old Home Place Room  - Room 639 - Solo
1:50 am - 2:10 am - Access Music - Room 755 - Solo
 
Saturday Afternoon:
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Moors and McCumber Presents - Room 546 - Solo
 
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Soona Songs Room 704 - Solo
 
Saturday Night:
 
11:10 pm - 11:50 pm - Anderson Fair - Room 633 with Linda McRae and Chuck Hawthorne
1:15 am - 1:30 am - NERFA Presents Room 632 - Solo
1:50 am - 2:10 am - Access Music - Room 755- Solo 

Marc Douglas Berardo at Stone Soup: 34th Year, Pawtucket, RI 




Marc Douglas Berardo with accompanist John Juxo  at Stone Soup Coffeehouse on February 7, 2015 with openers Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain.

Thirty - three years ago several Rhode Island musicians and songwriters were inspired by Pete Seeger to share their music with each other and a wider audience. Stone Soup Folk Arts Foundation and Stone Soup Coffeehouse resulted.  Stone Soup Coffeehouse is now one of the oldest and largest coffeehouse venues in New England, presenting live music on Saturday nights from September through the end of May. Stone Soup presents talented artists, some very well known, such as Pete Seeger, Lori Mckenna, Livingston Taylor, John Gorka, Greg Brown, Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, Jonathan Edwards, Kate Taylor and Low Anthem to name a few. Stone Soup Coffeehouse has a history of recognizing talent and is proud to have featured many artists, such as Catie Curtis, Pendragon, Atwater-Donnelly, and Erin McKeown, who have since become well known nationally.

Tix are $16.00 (available online). The show is at the historic Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI at 7pm.

For Tix and Info: Click Here

 

MDB at Shadowood Farm, Palm City, FL-Jan 31, 2015 




Come join us for a casual evening of food and music under the stars.

Thanks to Marc, our first Concert/Farm to Table Dinner of 2015 will be on Saturday, January 31st and yes, this event IS open to the public.



THE DETAILS~

When: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Where: Shadowood Farm in Palm City

Time: 6PM for Dinner and Concert; 7:15PM for Concert Only

Cost:$18* per person for Concert Only; $28* per person for Dinner and Concert

*Shadowood Gardeners and General Members receive discounted rates.

Payment Methods: Cash or Check. Credit & Debit Card payments will only be accepted in person prior to the reservation deadline.

Reservations REQUIRED. Space is limited, so e-mail us today to reserve your space. Please note that reservations will be not be confirmed without payment. Reservation and Payment Deadline is Wednesday, January 21st at 5:30PM.

Link to info here: http://shadowoodfarm.com/january-31st-music-food-fun-at-the-farm/

Marc Douglas Berardo and His Orchestra: New Year's Eve 2014. 

New Year's Eve with Marc Douglas Berardo and His Orchestra 


Dec 31, 2014
It is the annual Perks & Corks New Year's Eve Show with Marc Douglas Berardo and guests Josh White (Smokey Joe, Fourth Street), Dave Allen (Sunday Gravy), Ken Serio (Billy Joel, Styff Kitty),Sandy Allen (Hoolios) and Brother Chris Berardo (Chris Berardo and The DesBerardos).
62 High Street, Westerly, RI
End something and start something here on Dec 31
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