Marc Douglas Berardo | As You Make Your Way

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As You Make Your Way

by Marc Douglas Berardo

Modern, folk based songwriting that brings to life great stories, both engaging and heartfelt and without pretense.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Today
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2. Untethered
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3. The Rum Diary
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4. For Real
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5. Just One
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6. On the Nights When I Can't Sleep
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7. Traveling
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8. The Story (Life After Hemingway)
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9. Happy
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10. As You Make Your Way
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11. Blow A Kiss and Hit the Road
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
2005-ASCAP PLUS AWARD
2004 Just Plain Folks Award Song Nominee
2004/2005 Finalist-Plowshares Song Contest-Phoenixville, PA
2003 Finalist Rose Garden Song Contest, Mansfield, Mass
2002 New Artist Showcase-Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, NY
2000 Winner-Suwannee Springfest Song Contest-Live Oak, FL

"His lonesome, clear voice easily carries an aching beauty through introspective songs such as "Untethered" and "The Rum Diary."
"The Story (Life After Hemingway)" is a lyrical stand-out, a kind of anti-"Starry Starry Night" for serious students of the heart." - Steve Klingaman- Minor 7th Magazine

Marc Douglas Berardo's third Hayloft Records Release "As You Make Your Way" is here. Produced by multi instrumentalist and soul scientist, Professor Dick Neal, As You Make Your Way contains 11 tracks of sparsely arranged, acoustic guitar based storytelling. Equally at home in a living room or a dark barroom, Marc's songs touch on real life observations, using a poet's ability to say so much with one line. Pedal steel guitars, dobros, banjos and mandolins combined with Hammond Organs, hand drums and electric slide guitar, give the CD a lush and ethereal sound that feels modern but also earthy.

Based in Connecticut, Marc has spent the last four years performing in a variety of venues throughout New England, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas and Florida. He has played everywhere from bars and coffeehouses to theaters and national festivals. Places such as The Postcrypt Coffeehouse in New York City and The Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas. Along the way he has shared the stage with performers such as, Little Feat, Donna the Buffalo, Peter Rowan and His Texas Trio, Boston Music Award winner Jenny Reynolds, fingerstyle guitar master Sam Pacetti, Guy Clark, New York City jazz great KJ Denhert, fiddler Vassar Clements, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted Trina Hamlin and Kevin So, The Buffalo Springfield, Nashville's Jim Lauderdale,Texas soul singer Ruthie Foster, humorist Diedre Flint, Norman Blake (Oh Brother Soundtrack), 2002 Telluride and Kerrville Folk Fest winner Meg Hutchinson, Steve Forbert and Eric Anderson among others.

In 2000 Marc Douglas won first place in the legendary Suwannee Springfest Folk Festival Songwriting Competition in Live Oak, Florida. In 2001 Marc Douglas was chosen to perform in the New Artist Showcase at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York along with the best of the nation's emerging performing songwriters. In May of 2003, Marc was one of only three finalists in New England's prestigious Rosegarden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

"Marc Douglas Berardo's As You Make Your Way achieves the rare feat of being both thought provoking and a pleasure to hear! An excellent set of songs!"-Chris Tesky-WPKN 85.9FM-Bridgeport, CT.

"Marc Douglas Berardo is a blend of a rocking, alternative folk and country sound, with the ability to move the audience to a slower more melodic tune and not lose one of them."-Rich Franzino-Acoustic Cafe'-Black Rock, CT


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Patty Rogal

thought provoking lyrics set to haunting melodies
The songs on this CD are absolutely amazing. "As You Make Your May" tackles everyday life in a way that is not everyday. Marc's execution of these songs capture the universal human spirit. Whether on CD or live, Marc's lyrics have a way of touching everyone. This is evident is his stirring dedication to 9/11, "Just One". Thank you, Marc for reminding us that we are more alike than apart.

Miss Missy

This CD sees the world through eyes we all wish we had.
The lyrics on "As You Make Your Way" are incredible. This CD needs to be heard! Marc has a talent that is shown through his insight into this great big world of ours. He captures feelings that we all share and delivers his song in a way that stays close to your heart.

Mike Lasala

Marc Douglas Berardo is a master storyteller!
"As You Make Your Way" contains some of the most poetic and heartfelt lyrics I have ever heard. Marc is a master storyteller and his songs make you feel welcome on the journey as he makes his way. Top-notch songwriting and integrity at its best! A must have!

Daisy Abreu, New Haven, CT

Gorgeous songwriting that touches the soul
Listen to the songs that Marc Douglas Berardo has written and prepare to be moved. Today will make you say "Right on!", Rum Diary speaks to the frustrated writer in all of us, For Real is just a butt-kicking song and Traveling is food for the soul. And Just One...I heard this song for the first time live and was moved to tears. Buy this record...it's good and good for you.

Maryanne Buechner

Soothing and soulful
Berardo's talents shine through every track. Soothing and soulful; never overwrought. Good stuff.

K.M. Greenwich,CT

Brilliant
This CD As You Make Your Way is filled with incredibly moving songs which reflects the brilliance of the writer. I am blown away with the line from Just One...
"And the difference between the blue collar and a Wall Street dollar, right now just don't mean a thing....
WOW!!!

Chris, Larchmont NY

Capitaving and heartfelt poetry
Marc's latest is great. Every track hooks you on and reels you in. This is one of those captivating CD's that you play over and over again. Every song is from an old travelers soul. The listener cant help but be moved. Buy this CD!

Susan Mayer

Beautiful Music.
Simply stated, As You Make Your Way is full of beautiful music by a seriously great songwriter.

Kingster

Awesome
talented songwriter. his albums keep getting better.

Ken Sistrunk

Good, good stuff!
Really good songs loaded with meaning. Great production. A great live artist who makes interesting and important CDs. Well worth your purchase dollars.
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