Marc Douglas Berardo

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Marc Douglas Berardo
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Background information
Birth nameMarc Douglas Berardo
Also known asMDB
Born1969 (age 51–52)
OriginWestchester County, New York
GenresAmericana, Folk,
Country, Folk-rock,
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician, performer
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1985–present
LabelsHayloft Records, Prime Numbers Recordings, Horizon Music Group, Milo Productions, Trespass Music
Associated actsChris Berardo & The Desberardos. Red Molly, John Pousette-Dart of Pousette-Dart Band, Those Guys

Marc Douglas Berardo is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in Port Chester, New York, and raised in Rye, New York. Berardo is a notable alumni of the Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. His songwriting and performing career began while attending Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His songwriting and performing career began while attending Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and was fine tuned as a staff performer at the Milltop Tavern and Listening Room, St Augustine, FL from 1989 to 1995. Berardo is also known as a member of the Northeast country rock group, Chris Berardo and the Desberardos.[1]

Berardo's song writing has been compared to that of John Prine, James Taylor and Jackson Browne and an acoustic Bruce Springsteen, among others. Many of his songs are set in seaside towns.[2][3][4][5] Berardo has been referred to as a possessing a "lonesome, clear voice easily carries an aching beauty"[6] as well displaying musicianship with "fluid, melodic string arrangements based on his acoustic guitar".[6][7] He currently resides in Westerly, Rhode Island.


Berardo has been recognized in national song contests and showcases. He was awarded the 2014 Michael Terry People's Choice Award at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Performing Songwriter Contest.[8] Berardo was also finalist in the 2015 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition,[9] the 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival,[10] the 2014 SolarFest Songwriter Showcase,[11] and the 2010 Sisters Folk Festival.[12] Along with Bob Sima, he was awarded the first Rams Head on Stage "Rammie Award" for Show of the Year at Rams Head on Stage in 2013.[13]


Quiet Places (featuring Red Molly) Passing Through and Ruby from the Downhauler CD made the FOLKDJ-L radio list of Top Albums and Songs of April 2011.[14] My Mistakes (co-written with Abbie Gardner of Red Molly[2][15] ) and My Friend from Whalebone made the Folk DJ radio list of the Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2013.[16] Program Director of The Village (Sirius XM) Mary Sue Twohy included Downhauler on her 2011 list of favorite soundtracks.[17] In September 2015, Mary Sue hosted Berardo on The Village Folk show that she later featured on a rebroadcast of 2015 listener favorites.[18][19][20]


As a working musician, Berardo tours year round. He has shared stages with a number of well recognized artists and performers including: The Doobie Brothers;[21] John Haitt;[22] Red Molly,[23][24]Livingston Taylor,[25]Cliff Eberhardt,[26]Kevin Welch,[27]Guy Clark,[28] The Pousette-Dart Band[29][30] and Jimmy LaFave.[31] In 2018, Berardo performed in the round with Dan Navarro, Kevin Gordon and Shannon McNally at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN.[32]



  1. ^ "Check out Marc Douglas Berardo's Artwork". Boston Voyager. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Apice, John. "Marc Douglas Berardo Whalebone". No Depression. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Eamon, Jane. "Review of Harbor". Rambles Cultural Arts Magazine. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Peterson, Jeanie. "Review of Harbor". The Evening Sun of Chenango County, NY. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Layton, Jennifer. "Review of Second Chance". Indie Music. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Klingman, Steve. "Short Takes Marc Douglas Berardo "As You Make Your Way" 2003". The Minor 7th. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  7. ^ Gutch, Frank Jr. "Harbor Marc Douglas Berardo". Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Finalists Named in 2014 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest". Michael Kornfeld. April 15, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "South Florida Folk Festival Set for Jan. 17–18". Michael Kornfeld. December 12, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist History". Happenstance-Music. Archived from the original on February 20, 2006. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "SolarFest Songwriter Showcase Finalists Named". Michael Kornfeld. June 12, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "Festival is a joy to music lovers". The Nugget Newspaper, Inc. September 14, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "And The Winner Is…Rams Head Presents the 1st Annual Rammies". The Rams Head group. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "Top Albums and Songs of April 2011". Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "My Mistakes Abbie Gardner/Marc Douglas Berardo at The Narrows Fall River". You Tube. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2013". Folk DJ. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  17. ^ "Mary Sue Twohy's Favorite New Releases of 2011 – The Village on Sirius XM". Sirius XM The Village. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "The Village". Sirius XM. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "Marc Douglas Berardo Live! "The Village Folk Show" on The Bridge, SiriusXM ch32". Hey Event. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "The Village". Sirius XM. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  21. ^ "Marc Douglas Berardo/The Doobie Brothers at Sunset Music Series". Roundtown. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016.,
  22. ^ "John Hiatt and the Ageless Beauties to Close 2008 Snapple Sunset Music Series Tonight" (August 21, 2008). Newport Harbor Corporation. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  23. ^ "Red Molly Tour Diary Archive". Red Molly. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  24. ^ "Red Molly". Boardman House Inn. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  25. ^ "30th Season". Stone Soup Coffeehouse. Stone Soup. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  26. ^ "Cliff Eberhardt with opener Marc Douglas Berardo at 6 on the Square Saturday". The Evening Sun. March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  27. ^ "Kevin Welch, with Marc Douglas Berardo". The Daily Gazette. June 29, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  28. ^ "Fresh Produce". myradio. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  29. ^ "Pousette Dart Band Plus:Marc Douglas Berardo". Iron Horse Music Hall. Iron Horse Entertainment Group. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  30. ^ Ackerman, Ernest. "Marc Douglas Berardo". Fredericksburg Songwriter Showcase. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  31. ^ "JIMMY LaFAVE; with special guest Marc Douglas Berardo". The Towne Crier Cafe. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  32. ^ "In The Round with Dan Navarro, Marc Douglas Berardo, Kevin Gordon and Shannon McNally". The BlueBird Cafe. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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