Westerly RI: Harbor Songs|Marc Douglas Berardo & Walt Wilkins w/Special Guests The Carleans
MDB's Harbor Songs with Walt Wilkins.
With Special Guests The Carleans
This is the second presentation of Harbor Songs Live and in person with featured songwriter Walt Wilkins and very Special Guests The Carleans. Check out this page for videos.
Monday, August 18, 2021
The Malted Barley Upstairs
Ticket Link: https://harborsongswilkinsberardo.bpt.me
ABOUT WALT: waltwilkins.com
I chose to go full time on this road 25 years ago. Its been a spiritual quest, an amazing trip, at turns heartbreaking & transcendent. In that time Ive made 9 solo records, 4 records with The Mighty Mystiqueros, 1 with my wife Tina, and theres a new live record with my friend Kevin Welch. Ive had 100 or more songs recorded by other artists, traveled a fair part of the world, and had some very, very large times. I have these anchors: Wednesdays with my brothers The Mystiqueros at The Saxon Pub in Austin, the 1st Sunday of every month at Luckenbach, The Red River Songwriters Festival on the last weekend of January in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and Waltstock & Barrel, a Texas wine, beer & music festival near Fredericksburg on the 1st weekend of April. I move around a lot. - Walt Wilkins
A near constant presence on the Texas Music Chart since its inception as a songwriter, producer, singer, guitar player and artist. His organic blend of Texas Music, acoustic rock, blues, country and folk is a delightful trip through Americana music.
Walt has written over 150 tunes in his adult life Most of them I wrote for what Willie Nelson called The Store The music publishing houses on Music Row in Nashville, where he started in 1994 as a staff writer at BMG.
Wilkins spent a solid decade in the Nashville Country Music business trenches, writing songs he wanted to be recorded by artists he admired. There are indeed some noteworthy cuts: Seven Hillsides, by Ricky Skaggs, on a record that won a bluegrass-gospel Grammy.
Ty Herndon, during his heyday, made Big Hopes the title of his 3rd album for Sony, and there have been roughly a dozen other songs on major-label records. But it was Pat Greens recordings of several songs that made Wilkins name known in Texas including: Poetry, Edens Gate, Wrapped, Carry On, We've All Got Our Reasons among others.
But its the music of Texas that informs all of Walts music. The music is just closer to the ground there. He explains. Its the collision of Mexican and American, the German immigrants and everyone else who came to Texas in search of a better life.
Wilkins work has been likened to the greatest and most timeless of the Texas/American troubadours: Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Kevin Welch among others. But its the John Steinbeck comparison that means the most. It was in a review of Fire, Honey & Angels, in Country Standard Time. Thats a remark to keep close. Wilkins says. I have written poetry since I was in grade school, and songs for over twenty years now. It means an awful lot to be mentioned in the same sentence as someone with as much gravity as Steinbeck I do try to take my given work in the world seriously, and try not to shy away from the heavy subjects in life: commitment, faith, death.
Walts latest record, Pedernales, produced by Rod Flynt (Jumping Dog Studios) was released on June 11th.
ABOUT MARC: marcdouglas.com
Berardo collects song awards like some people collect stamps."- Mary Jane Twohy-The Village, Sirius/XM Radio
"High quality story-telling picking and playing." Rob Ellen - The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile, U.K.
Marc is my kind of songwriter: thoughtful but not overwrought, smart but not overly clever. Great language. He can get to the point, and he tells a good story. Hes got a Big, open heart for characters, and real people Trying to make it in this world. His songs often have cool surprises. He is a performer of the first order. Walt Wilkins, Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros
Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo is a hardworking, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. He is nationally recognized for his music and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Fest, 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.
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.
Marc Douglas Berardo has shared the stage with heavyweights such as The New Riders of The Purple Sage, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy LaFave, Martin Sexton, Terri Hendrix, Kevin Welch, Red Molly, Eric Taylor, The Pousette Dart Band, John Haitt, and Livingston Taylor.
About his music, Marc says ... 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 ...
Marc will soon be releasing the single "The Hard Part" from his most recent project "Temporary Things".
ABOUT THE CARLEANS: thecarleans.com
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Rachel MacLean-Sargent (vocals). Along with bassist Corina Malbaurn, the Connecticut-based quartet blend their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been garnering much attention from New England to Florida to Texas. Their vast repertoire adapts well to the various regions they tour through (folk, cajun, latin, and americana) . . . at once narrative, humorous, raw and powerful. Jim's percussive, driving guitar joins with Malbaurns equally solid upright bass to lay groove for the MacLean twin's soulful, commanding voices. The performance is at once a gritty, emotional whisper; dynamic sibling harmony, and a stunning R&B confession . . . offset by a sudden comical exchange and inevitably inciting the audience to its feet to dance.
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