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      February 1, 2020

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      Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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      The Great Southwest Getaway Featuring Marc Douglas Berardo and Grace Morrison

      Alamogordo Area House Concerts Presents
      Grace Morrison and Marc Douglas Berardo
      The Great Southwest Getaway
      Friday, February 1, 7PM

      -Guests can arrive at 6:00pm for optional potluck and mingling.
      -Feel free to bring your favorite dish to share and BYOB.
      Suggested donation of $15, all of which goes to the artist.

      To RSVP and get location for this house concert, email Stephanie at
      Grace Morrison is an award winning singer/songwriter and storyteller. She is the 2015 winner of the 'Grass Roots' Award from the New England Music Awards. The voice of Cardis' Furniture 2014/15 TV holiday campaign; Grace also won the WPRI-TV12 Big Break Competition in 2014. A video of her song "The Trouble' was featured on TV during the finale of American Idol.

      A pianist since age five, Grace taught herself how to play the guitar as a teenager, started writing songs, and was invited to be the supporting act for some of the best musicians in America including stints as a backup singer for Eddie Money, performing with rock legends Chris Slade of AC/DC and The Firm, Greg Douglass of The Steve Miller Band, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge and Jimmy Baine of Dio.

      Grammy nominated recording engineer John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions says, “Grace’s voice is a reflection of herself–pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Country Folk and Americana genres.”

      CEO Arman Veradean of AMVCreative/AMVFilms and videographer/producer of Grace's recently released video to her single 'Marilyn' says, “Grace's captivating stage presence and flawless vocals take only a back seat to her perpetual charm”. Last year she released the single “One of the Angels” (featuring Pete Francis from Dispatch), as well as her EP Redemption Winter (funded completely with returnable
      bottles and cans!) Grace just released “Live at the Zeiterion Theatre”, capturing the electrifying sold out performance at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.
      Marc Douglas Berardo is award-winning songs that have been nationally recognized at music festivals including: The Wildflower Folk Festival (TX), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Rocky Mountain Fest (CO), Sisters Folk Festival (OR) and the South Florida Folk Festival (FL).

      “… a listen that is relaxing and it will stab at your emotions — recollecting times gone by, tweaking your memories and opening doors to reminiscing. The performances are sincere, fluid, charming and above all gripping.” (No Depression)

      "Marc Douglas Berardo writes songs that are witty without being superficial, intelligent without being ponderous, fun without being silly. He performs them with an infectious verve. On top of that, he doesn't seem to have the slightest idea of just how good he is." -David Olney, Americana Pioneer, Nashville, TN"

      "Like Hemingway, he draws his characters with pithy phrases.” (More Sugar Magazine)

      “Stunning, sharply drawn, song portraits” – The Boston Phoenix

      Mary Sue Twohy of Sirius XM's The Village, introduced him by saying, “Berardo collects songwriting awards, like most people collect stamps”. His interview and performance on that program resulted in it being voted by Sirius XM listeners as one of the best of the year. John Platt of had this to say, “Berardo is killer. The songs blew me away”’.

      "Berardo has a magical way of bringing you into the story. You don’t want the song to end.” (Jane Falvey, Host, Kingston Coffeehouse, WRIU-FM)

      Earlier this year, Berardo was featured along with fellow songwriters Jesse Terry and Abbie Gardner on the season premiere of Rhode Island Live on Rhode Island PBS. He was also nominated as Best Americana Vocals by readers of Motif Magazine in 2017.

      “His deeply soulful and award-winning songs are delivered with a powerful voice and intricate guitar work”. (Mark Renburke, The Killingly Villager)

      Berardo performs an average of 150 nights a year everywhere from bars and coffeehouses to theaters and national festivals. Places such as the legendary Towne Crier Cafe and Postcrypt Coffeehouse in New York to the world-famous Trade Winds Cantina in North Florida and even St Anne's Chapel in Vatican City, Italy. In October 2018, Berardo performed to a sold-out audience at the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe with Dan Navarro, Shannon McNally and Kevin Gordon.

      “Marc Douglas Berardo always captivates the room from the first note to the final bow. His ability to have an audience crying one minute and laughing the next defines his artistry as a songwriter, but the real evidence of his skill as an entertainer is that people leave his shows with stacks of CDs, asking when he’ll be back.” (Mile High Music, CO)

      "Marc Douglas Berardo brings positive energy to all his performances. As a musician, songwriter and entertainer, I rank him with some of the best. I'm a big fan, and always look forward to hearing him, as well as spending time with him before and after the show." (Phil Ciganer, Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY)

      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, Norman Blake (Oh Brother Soundtrack), Steve Forbert, Mustard's Retreat, Eric Anderson, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Red Molly, Garnet Rogers, Greg Trooper, Cliff Eberhardt, Will Kimbrough, Cheryl Wheeler, Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, The Pousette-Dart Band, Kevin Welch, Catie Curtis, The Kennedys and John Hiatt 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, The Marshall Tucker Band, Badfinger, The Doobie Brothers, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm and others.

      Cost: $15.00 Suggested Donation

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