Westerly RI: MDB's Harbor Songs with Louise Mosrie and Sandman Allen as Special Guest
Sunday, February 20, 2022
The Malted Barley Upstairs
Advance $20.00 (+fees $21.99)
Already Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN3jg3Vx8zU&t=24s
"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
Singer-songwriter/performer and keen observer, Marc Douglas Berardo combines songs that mine the deep feelings and lesson gleamed from real life characters and situations along with an onstage presence that uses humor and deft storytelling to rally an audience and lead them into a deep and almost spiritual experience. Its an adventure that brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Twain or Hunter S Thompson for good measure. Its a night of laughter and tears that sends an audience home with a dollop of hope.
Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo's songs have been recognized at many prestigious national festivals and events such as the The South Florida Folk Festival and The Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest where he won The Michael Terry People's Choice Award in 2014. He was a finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk Contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
In early 2015, Berardo's interview and live performance featured on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio's, The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. No Depression Magazine called his last CD Whalebone: sincere, fluid, charming and above all gripping. Berardo's 2016 interview and performance on Sirius/ XM's The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. Berardo was nominated as Best Americana Vocalist by readers of Motif Magazine in early 2017.
Marcs current record project, Temporary Things is planned for release in 2022.
"Like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time. Highlight of the 30A Songwriter Festival. - Central Square Records, Seaside, Florida
Louise Mosrie grew up in McEwen, TN on a cattle farm - riding horses and writing poetry. She began writing songs after college while working in TV/radio in Knoxville. She moved back to the Nashville area in 2004 and began co-writing with country, bluegrass and folk artists (Donna Ulisse, Mike Richardson) and writers. Louise had a major creative breakthrough in 2007 when she had a fortuitous co-writing session with famed Americana producer and writer, Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams). They wrote the song, "Doubling Back", for a documentary film by IU professor, Ron Osgood, called My Vietnam, Your Iraq which was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.
Louise started writing songs about the South what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called Home because shed come full circle in her voice as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced once as William Faulkner with a guitar.
With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Home debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.
Buoyed by a couple thousand earnest fans, she began touring all over the Eastern seaboard, the South and Texas. Audience members would tell her that they enjoyed the stories between the songs as much as the songs and her strong expressive voice was described as like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time.
The Malted Barley Upstairs Harbor Songs Concert Series (Ver)
42 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891
|Apropiado para niños: No|
|Se aceptan perros: No|
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