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.