Marc Douglas Berardo | Whalebone

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Whalebone

by Marc Douglas Berardo

Supremely crafted collection of songs about change, reemergence, strength and survival with goose bump inducing lyrics and melodies, rich Beach Boy harmonies and masterful musicianship in the great American songwriting style.
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1. Don't Wait for Me (Slow You Down)
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2. Sorting Out What Happened in the Night
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3. You Are Already Gone
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4. Hotel On the Bay
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5. My Mistakes (feat. Abbie Gardner)
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6. With Every Passing Day
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7. My Friend
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8. Silvermine Daydreamin' (feat. Chris Berardo)
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9. Our Troubles
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10. This Is What I Call Fun (feat. Jon Pousette Dart)
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11. Lightning
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12. It's Love
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13. Wherever I Go
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14. Another Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
2014 Kerrville Finalist, TX
2014 Winner Wildflower Song Contest, TX
2014 Solar Fest Showcase Finalist, VT

Rhode Island based 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 music and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, 2013 RamsHead Onstage Rammie for Show of the Year, 2013 DJ Pick Top Ten for the Year on THE VILLAGE ). He has a gift for powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and polished story telling. His music is classic and timeless.

An engaging and popular performer, Berardo has shared the stage with a variety of the best in acoustic, folk and rock music including: Livingston Taylor, The Doobie Brothers, John Haitt, Cliff Eberhardt, Peter Rowan, Guy Clark, Vassar Clements, Ralph Stanley, blues legend Chris Smither, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Buffalo Springfield, Brooks Williams, Norman Blake (Oh Brother Soundtrack), NRBQ, Steve Forbert, Mustard's Retreat, Eric Anderson, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ruthie Foster, Red Molly, Garnet Rogers, Greg Trooper, Kate Taylor, The Pousette-Dart Band, Amy Speace, Cheryl Wheeler and The Kennedy's among others.
As a sometime member of 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, Levon Helm, David Allen Coe, America and others.

Berardo's highly anticipated 2013 release Whalebone was produced by Brother Chris Berardo (Chris Berardo and The DesBerardos) and includes guest appearances by Jon Pousette Dart (Pousette-Dart Band), Abbie Gardner (RED MOLLY), Lincoln Schleifer (Donald Fagen, Rosanne Cash, Richard Shindell), Craig Akin (Hands Off My Sister) among others.

When not playing his songs all over the place, MDB lives in a heavily secluded and fortified compound on a river near the ocean in Westerly, RI.

"Whalebone is a confirmation of a true talent and an amazing artist."-Remo Ricaldone, The Long Journey Magazine, Italy.

“Whalebone is a highly polished personal collection in the tradition of many clever songwriters of the past that forged songs like short stories. These songs are on the delicate trapeze of poignancy with suave rhythms, cool as an icy summer drink back-up vocals, lots of presence and personality."-John Apice-No Depression Magazine.

"Berardo's music is like a warm breeze in March when hopes are high for a thaw."-Toledo City Paper.


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John Rams

Eagles meet Jackson Browne meet Neil Young
This artist really grows on you, with some pretty cool arrangements and storytelling that remind me of John Gorka, Levon Helm, and Liv Taylor. This album has some great vocals, with evocative harmonies, (The Eagles) and Marc's voice is unique & soothing. It's like listening to your best friend tell a great story, or bare his soul, or drink. Great harmonica parts, and his guitar playing is impressive. I wasn't sure I was going to like it as much as I do, but it's tough not to keep it on all the time right now. I will definitely get some more of his music. My favs are "You Are Already Gone," "My Friend," "Lightening," and "Another Song." The changes in tempo are perfect on this recording.

Ann Marie

Purely Awesome
Another fabulous creation from MDB!! I have not stopped listening since I got it! Rarely do you find a collection that is relaxing, fun, thought-provoking, and just downright enjoyable. This may be my favorite yet, and I've worn out each one I've purchased. If you haven't listened yet, do yourself a favor! If you're already a fan, MDB has done it again. Enjoy!!! I know I am.....;)

Lynn

Whalebone CD by Marc Douglas Berardo
This cd is definitely his best ever! Amazing and touches your soul .

Gussie

Food for the soul
This CD has been in heavy rotation in the car and another copy in the house since it arrived. I love MDB's music and have loved all of his CDs but Whalebone has taken his music to a completely new level. The songs are heart felt and pure, the production is spot on with great arrangements and beautiful production quality and the combination of the two feed the soul. I think this is MDBs best effort to date and makes me even more excited to see where he will go in the future. My soul has been enriched, please give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.

Selah NaCl

Push Repeat!
Whalebone is a rare gift to anyone who loves music. The songs are beautiful to the ear and deeply moving to the heart and soul. One of the best CDs I've ever heard - and I hear a LOT of them. I can't stop playing it. I don't want to. Push repeat!

Susie

Whalebone, Whoa.
Marc Douglas Berardo has outdone himself this time with his new cd Whalebone. This is a record that you will play over and over again. I carry my copy wherever I go.

Melissa

Whalebone is brilliant
It is rare to find a CD where you love every song - Whalebone is that rare bit of magic. Marc Douglas Berardo lets us into his world and it is a place that you will want to stay awhile. The songs are well written gems about life, love, and friendship. In a word - brilliant.