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Red Molly w/ Marc Douglas Berardo

Infinity Norfolk


Sat, April 27, 2019
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $34 - $54

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Americana / Bluegrass / Country
Red Molly w/ Marc Douglas Berardo

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. You have to check the Video clip and get your tickets today!

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Artist Bio

"Femme Phenom! No root from the grand tree of music is left untouched - classic country heartbreak, undeniable swing, authentic folk, gospel rock with an edge, and Americana stomp. With smart production, a strong thread runs throughout the album and every note sung is upheld on cosmic harmony. Red Molly is unstoppable. Highly recommended."

Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Organic musicianship, a respect for the traditions of American music, and an obvious love of crafting music together lend a joyous atmosphere to Red Molly’s legendary live performances, and a natural balance to their studio recordings. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the "Mollies" bring audiences to their feet, whether it's on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall.

Their latest CD, "The Red Album", realized on May 27, 2014, was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge. It debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ radio chart and is currently at #10 on the Americana Radio chart, and climbing.

On The Red Album, Red Molly delivers their edgiest CD to date, with a wildly cool collection of songs. The “good girls” of Americana/Folk take a distinctive shift and show true grit on their latest independent release. Track to track, they weave effortlessly between acoustic instrumentation and a more modern sound. The trio, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, regularly perform about 100 concerts each year.

The new CD marks their first Nashville-produced album with Ken Coomer (original drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo). The overall result is a grittier sonic landscape, juxtaposed with Red Molly's signature pristine threepart harmonies. Coomer pushed for more original material than previous records - eight original songs made the cut - four written by Venter and four by Gardner. The band also continues their long tradition of honoring other songwriters, with MacAllister on lead vocal for four covers, including Simon and Garfunkel’s "Homeward Bound". Plus, to the certain delight of thousands of "RedHeads", Red Molly has finally recorded Richard Thompson's iconic "1952 Vincent Black Lightning", their namesake song!

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Marc Douglas Berardo

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Writer, Player, Keen Observer, Performer

Marc Douglas Berardo is the kind of hard working, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. In what amounts to song length works of fiction, Berardo’s sharply drawn, award winning song portraits cast a net on unusual and beguiling characters and places. With a painter’s eye for detail, and music firmly rooted in the great American sound, Berardo sings about circus retirees, expatriates in Florida rum bars, union iron workers, old poets, aimless New York City debutantes, near death car crashes, hard nosed fishermen and of course, the changes that experience brings to everyone. He does this “simply and well” with what Rambles Cultural Magazine calls: “careful images and great tunes.” 

“I try to write about people and situations that interest and entertain me. Subjects and places that I feel a connection with and that are unique in a quiet way. Real people and places caught in the moment, almost like a documentary film or a novel. At the same time, I need the music itself to take me somewhere…to make me feel something. The words have to sing and the music has to work. The kind of song that does those things is my idea of a good time.” 

Berardo's people settled in Rye, NY. He attended the same high school (Iona Preparatory, New Rochelle, NY) as notables Don Mclean (American Pie, Vincent), Frank Mara (Co-Owner of The NY Giants), Frank Abagnale (Bank fraud perpetrator and subject of the film Catch Me If You Can) and actor Bud Cort (Harold and Maude). After a failed attempt at college at Boston's Northeastern University (where he learned to play guitar and performed publicly for the first time), Berardo hightailed it to Florida where he eventually earned a BA in English and Creative Writing (pieced together at several schools Flagler College, U of Florida and The U of North Florida).  Berardo’s first  steady music gig was in a biker bar in Butler Beach, Florida in 1988 and since that day he has never stopped singing made up songs, performing an average of 150 nights a year everywhere from bars and coffeehouses to theaters and national festivals. Places such as the legendary Town Crier Cafe (NY), Narrows Center for the Arts (MA), The Fairfield Performing Arts Center (CT), Tupelo Music Hall (NH),Snapple Sunset Concert Series (RI), Mile High Concerts (CO), The Opening Bell (TX), Cafe Lena (NY) , The Ramshead Onstage (MD),The Katherine Hepburn Theater (CT),  The Evening Muse (NC), The Wildflower Art and Music Festival (TX), The Historic Cooper House (MD),The  Living Room (NY), Hard Rock Cafe (MA), Anderson Fair (TX), Fiddler's Dream (AZ), The Bluebird Cafe (TN) and St Anne's Chapel in Vatican City, Italy. Along the way he has shared the stage with a variety of national acts including  The Doobie Brothers, Peter Rowan, NRBQ, Guy Clark, Vassar Clements, Ralph Stanley, blues legend Chris Smither, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Buffalo Springfield, Brooks Williams, Martin Sexton, Amy Speace, Buddy Mondlock, Norman Blake (Oh Brother Soundtrack), Steve Forbert, Mcustard's Retreat, Justin Townes Earle, Eric Anderson, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Red Molly, Garnet Rogers, Eilen Jewell Band, Greg Trooper, Cliff Eberhardt, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Livingston Taylor, Catie Curtis, Kate Taylor, The Pousette Dart Band, Kevin Welch, The Kennedys, Eric Taylor, Jimmy LaFave, and John Haitt among others. As a member of The DesBerardo Band with his brother Chris, Marc has been a part of shows with classic rock acts including Little Feat, America, Foreigner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Badfinger, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Reckless Kelly and othersIn recent years Marc has participated in several well regarded song workshop and performance excursions in exotic locations including Costa Rica, Islamorada and Bimini, Bahamas.

Berardo's fifth CD entitled WHALEBONE was released in Sept, 2013. Recorded in NYC, Woodstock, NY and rural Connecticut and produced by Brother Chris Berardo, Whalebone is a supremely crafted collection of songs about change, reemergence, strength and survival. Guests include the legendary Jon Pousette Dart (The Pousette Dart Band), Abbie Gardner (Red Molly), Lincoln Schleifer (Rosanne Cash, Richard Shindell, The Allman Brothers Band, Govt Mule, Donald Fagen). 

In May of 2014, Berardo won the 2014 Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest in Texas. The following week he performed as a finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk Contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In early 2015, Berardo's feature appearance on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio's The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. 

When not playing his made up songs all over the place, Berardo lives in a fortified compound on a river by the ocean near Westerly, RI.

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