Marc Douglas Berardo is an American singer-songwriter, originally from Rye, NY and currently based out of the port town of Westerly, Rhode Island. Often portrayed as a storyteller, Berardo is known for writing song-length stories containing fictional characters and themes in fine detail. Berardo's song writing has been compared to that of John Prine, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, among others. Many of his songs are set in seaside towns. Berardo has been referred to as a possessing a "lonesome, clear voice easily carries an aching beauty" as well displaying musicianship with "fluid, melodic string arrangements based on his acoustic guitar". Marc Douglas Berardo is also known as a member of the Northeast country rock group, Chris Berardo and the DesberardosApice, John. "Marc Douglas Berardo Whalebone". No Depression. Retrieved 21 April 2014. Eamon, Jane. "Review of Harbor". Rambles Cultural Arts Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2013. Peterson, Jeanie. "Review of Harbor". The Evening Sun of Chenango County, NY. Retrieved 27 April 2013. Layton, Jennifer. "Review of Second Chance". Indie Music. Retrieved 21 April 2014. Klingman, Steve. "Short Takes Marc Douglas Berardo "As You Make Your Way" 2003". The Minor 7th. Retrieved 27 April 2013. Gutch, Frank Jr. "Harbor Marc Douglas Berardo". Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange. Retrieved April 21, 2014. "Chris Berardo and the Desberardos". Retrieved 27 April 2013.
Berardo has been recognized in national song contests and showcases. Recently he was awarded the 2014 Michael Terry People's Choice Award at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. Berardo was also finalist in the 2015 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, the 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the 2014 SolarFest Songwriter Showcase. and the 2010 Sisters Folk Festival. Along with Bob Sima, he was awarded the first Ramshead OnStage "Rammie Award" for Best Show of the year in 2013. Two tracks from Berardo's 2013 release Whalebone, My Mistakes (co-written with Abbie Gardner of Red Molly) and My Friend, made the Folk DJ radio list of the Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2013."Wildflower 2014 Wildflower Performing Songwriter Contest". Retrieved 19 May 2014. Kornfeld, Michael. "South Florida Folk Festival Set for Jan. 17-18". Acoustic Music Scene. Retrieved 25 January 2015. "Kerrville Folk Festival". Retrieved 27 April 2014. "SolarFest 2014 Showcase Finalists". SolarFest. Retrieved 13 June 2014. "2010 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest Finalists". Sisters Folk Festival. Retrieved 27 April 2014. Pachler, Jessica (30 January 2014). "Out and About: Sima, Berardo share Rams Head Stage". Capitol Gazette. Retrieved 26 April 2014. "Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2013". Folk DJ. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
As a working musician, Berardo tours year round. He has shared stages with a number of well recognized artists and performers including: Red Molly; Livingston Taylor; Cliff Eberhardt; Kevin Welch; and The Pousette-Dart Band."Red Molly and Marc Douglas Berardo". Retrieved 27 April 2014. "Abbie Gardner". Retrieved 28 April 2014. "zEvents". Retrieved 21 April 2014. "Findlocactlnow.com". Retrieved 18 April 2014. "Local.com". Retrieved 21 April 2014. "Eventfly". Retrieved 18 April 2014. "Fresh Produce". myradio. Retrieved 18 April 2014. Ackerman, Ernest. "Marc Douglas Berardo". Fredericksburg Songwriter Showcase. Retrieved 28 April 2014.