Jimmy "Daddy" Davis and Marc Douglas Berardo at David and Susie Wells
House Concert , Address will be given with RSVP, Severna Park
David and Susie Wells Invite You to a House Concert with Jimmy "Daddy" Davis and Marc Douglas Berardo
Friday, October 11, 2019 Doors at 7pm, music at 8:00 $20.00 suggested donation-100% to Artist BYOB An appetizer or dessert to share are welcome but not required. To reserve a seat and other info: firstname.lastname@example.org
These guys are crazy good songwriters and performers. You should come so you don't miss out.
With a career that has spanned four decades and traversed more than a million miles, versatile singer-songwriter Jimmy Davis is the literal embodiment of the much too often used term "troubadour". This Memphis, Tennessee native musician, who first graced local stages at age 9, brings an infectious enthusiam to every performance.
Jimmy Davis' songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Restless Heart, Johnny Rivers, Tommy Alverson, Reba Russell, Walt Wilkins, as well as a myriad of other recording artists. As a backing vocalist, Jimmy has lent his extensive vocal talents to projects by numerous recording artists including, The North Mississippi Allstars, Jim Dickinson, Johnny Lang, Bernie Leadon, Keith Sykes, Michael Hearne, Toy Caldwell, Susan Marshall, Mark Collie and William Lee Golden. It's Jimmy's warmth, charisma and talent as a writer - performer that endear him to his well known peers.
In the early 1980's Jimmy began touring with the country recording artist, Charly McClain, as a rhythm guitar player and backing vocalist. In 1987, Jimmy Davis & Junction signed with MTV's QMI/MCA record label. The band's first release "Kick the Wall" yielded a top 40 AOR hit and a hit MTV Video. Junction was renowned for their live performances, and their songs took the band on a wild, rock and roll ride around the world.
Aching to get back to his roots, Jimmy, headed back to Memphis in 1995 and had the pleasure of hooking up with some of his old buddies, The Riverbluff Clan, a rocking bluegrass outfit from the 70’s. With Jimmy on lead vocals and guitar, the band released two critically-acclaimed independent albums, in 1996, "One Night In A Month of Sunday's" and 1998, "Two Quarts Low" an Americana Top 20 record. Jimmy was named “Premier Male Vocalist” five times by the Memphis chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and was well loved by local audiences.
In 2001, he recorded a solo album with all original music and lyrics, titled “Jimmy Daddy’s Acoustic Song List". 2006 brought his best selling “Campfire Songs,” which is a 25-year collection of songs and ballads written around his travels. The release of his third solo album, “BEAGLES: The Blue Album” in 2008, featured Jimmy writing, singing, engineering, and playing all the instruments. In 2009, he release “Jimmy Daddy’s Acoustic Song List Volume II.” 2015 brought another round of home demo's with "BEAGLES: In The Country".
Jimmy agreed to join the respected Texas group, Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros in 2011. He relocated permanently to the Texas Hill Country in 2012. When not playing or recording with the Mystiqueros, Jimmy tours playing his songs for fans at festivals, sold out venues and house concerts.
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 show was in a biker bar in Allston, MA in 1987 and since that day he has never stopped performing made up songs. Most recently, 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, The Buffalo Springfield, 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. In February of 2019, Rhode Island PBS Televison featured Berardo along with songwriters Jesse Terry and Abbie Gardner on the season premier of Rhode Island Live. 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.
."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- Owner of the Legendary Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY since 1972,