Walt Wilkins & Marc Douglas Berardo Concert for The O Museum

The O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Friday, August 13, at 7:30PM EDT Friday, August 13, at 7:30PM EDT Friday, August 13, at 7:30PM EDT

This will be broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube from The O Museum in The Mansion

This will be broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube from The O Museum in The Mansion

The Green Room session with Walt and MDB in Zoom WILL OCCUR AFTER THE PUBLIC ONLINE CONCERT ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND/OR YOUTUBE AROUND 8:30pm.

Details to view and register are below.

The concert and Green Room are free however, donations are very much appreciated. $20.00 is suggested. All amounts are welcome.

To join meet and greet register here:
https://bit.ly/OMuseum-Music4Good
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here: http://bit.ly/WaltMDBVIP

To view the concert on
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-OR- on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/c/ostmansion/videos

Donations:
Text: Music4Good to 41444
Paypal: Paypal.me/omuseum
Website: omuseum.org/donate
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ABOUT WALT: waltwilkins.com

A near constant presence on the Texas Music Chart since its inception as a songwriter, producer, singer, guitar player and artist, 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 Green's recordings of several songs that made Wilkins' name known in Texas. "God Bless Pat," 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 it's the John Steinbeck comparison that means the most. "It was in a review of 'Fire, Honey & Angels,' in Country Standard Time. That's 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."

Here's how Walt describes his own music: " ... I hope my songs are “real.” To me, they come from a real place - my life and its challenges, fears, hopes. And we all have those, and we all have a bunch of those in common. Most of our lives are pretty similar, right? "

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. He’s 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, Waltstock, 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 has been 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 ...”

All proceeds will benefit the Mansion on O and O Street Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that inspiring creativity, diversity, and imagination through the fusion of the arts, science, and sports is the glue that unites.

Donations support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion and the community at large. They are involved with a number of efforts that honor the legacy Rosa Parks.

For more info on the O Museum and its mission check out their website and YouTube channel.
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