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Marc Douglas Berardo

2017 Nominee Best Male Americana Singer-Motif Magazine
2015 Finalist South Florida Folk Festival, FL
2014 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, TX
2014 Winner Wildflower Arts and Music Festival, TX
2014 Solar Fest Showcase, Tinmouth, VT
2013 "Rammie" Award-Show of the Year with Bob Sima, Rams Head Onstage, MD
2012 DJ "Top 10 best of" Year End Pick- The Village -XM/Sirius Radio
2011 Nominee-Best Male Vocalist-Motif Magazine
2010 Finalist-Sisters Folk Festival-Sisters, OR
2010 Honorable Mention-Rocky Mt Folks Fest-Lyons,CO
2010 Honorable Mention-Telluride Troubadour Contest,CO
2007 Tri-Centric Showcase Artist Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
2007 Finalist-Plowshares Song Contest, PA
2006 Finalist-Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, CO
2006 Honorable Mention-Telluride Troubadour Contest, CO
2006 Finalist-Wildflower Arts and Music Festival, TX
2006 Finalist-Suwannee Springfest Song Contest, FL
2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Association-Contest Award, VA
2005 Finalist -Plowshares Song Contest, PA
2004-2005-2006 ASCAP Song Award
2004 Just Plain Folks Music Award Nominee, Los Angelos,CA
2004 Finalist -Plowshares Song Contest, PA
2003 Finalist- Rose Garden Song Contest, Ma
2001 New Artist Showcase- Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, NY
2000 Winner- Suwannee Springfest Song Contest, FL
1989 Employee of the Month-Crab Shanty, Mamaroneck, NY

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 Rams Head Onstage Rammie for Show of the Year.) No Depression Magazine called his latest CD Whalebone: “a highly polished personal collection with songs that are on the delicate trapeze of poignancy.”

Berardo’s first music gig was in a biker bar in St Augustine, Florida in 1988 and since that day he has never stopped performing made up songs. In the past year alone, he has shared the stage with heavyweights such as The Doobie Brothers, The Pousette Dart Band, Jimmy Lafave, Martin Sexton, 10,000 Maniacs, Red Molly, John Haitt, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Kevin Welch, Lucy Kaplansky and Livingston Taylor. As a member of Chris Berardo and 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, Foriegner, Badfinger, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts and Great Southern and others.

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 interview and live performance feature on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio's The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. Berardo was nominated as Best Americana Vocalist by readers of Motif Magazine in early 2017.

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.