Abbie Gardner and Marc Douglas Berardo


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Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
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Abbie Gardner and Marc Douglas Berardo | Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. | Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $18 members; $22 not-yet-members; $11 students (13+)

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Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops.

Her live show is truly unique. As an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. This sound of vocals and dobro unaccompanied is masterfully captured on her 2022 CD “DobroSinger.” The record made it to No. 11 on the Billboard Blues Charts and No. 2 on the Folk DJ Charts. It’s a raw intimate recording full of blues, heartfelt ballads and the ache of the unknown. It’s quite a contrast to her previous CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign (2018) which featured a co-write with Chris Stapleton and leaned on full band production.

Though she has traveled around the world with Red Molly, Abbie stands strong as a solo act and has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize, and Martina McBride.

Singer-songwriter, performer and keen observer, Marc Douglas Berardo‘s songs are sharply drawn and cast a net on unusual and beguiling characters and places that bring to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark, and Steely Dan with a touch of Mark Twain or Hunter S. Thompson.

His songs have been recognized at many prestigious national festivals and events such as The South Florida Folk Festival, The Wildflower Art and Music Festival, and the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival. He has opened for or shared the stage with The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, John Hiatt, Martin Sexton, Eric Taylor, Kevin Welch, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough, and David Olney among others.
Berardo’s interview and live performance featured on the Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio show The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners.
“Berardo takes you to a place within yourself to make changes you want to see in the world.” — Mary Jane Twohy, Sirius XM.

*The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks, please.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues

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