Downtown Sundown Concert Series: August 23rd
Hear In Rhode Island and Roger Williams National Memorial will present several evenings of music featuring local singer-songwriters as part of the Downtown Sundown Series. Experience an “outdoor coffeehouse”. Performers on August 23rd Marc Douglas Berardo, Allysen Callery, Bob Kendall, and Ed McGuirl.
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE concerts by some of the best songwriters Rhode Island has to offer. There is limited parking at the park, but plenty of street parking and pay lots. All ages are welcome to the Downtown Sundown concerts!
About Marc Douglas Berardo: Berardo performs an average of 150 nights a year everywhere from bars and coffeehouses to theaters and national festivals. Places such as the legendary Town Crier Cafe (NY), Narrows Center for the Arts (MA), The Fairfield Performing Arts Center (CT), Snapple Sunset Concert Series (RI), Cafe Lena and Living Room (NY), Hard Rock Cafe (MA), Anderson Fair (TX), Fiddler’s Dream (AZ), The Bluebird (TN) and St Anne’s Chapel in Vatican City, Italy.
When not playing his made up songs all over the place, Berardo lives in a fortified compound on a river by the ocean near Westerly, RI.
About Allysen Callery: Allysen Callery is an alternative folk artist from Rhode Island, USA , with an intricate & unique finger style, & a voice that has been called mesmerizing & angelic.
Growing up in New England, she was heavily influenced by her parent’s British Isles Folk Revival records of the late 60′s early 70′s.
In 2014 she played multiple showcases at the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival, and was ranked highly by The Washington Post & out of 1500 acts made a list of 40 by NPR ‘s Bob Boilen for “Intriguing unknown artists”.
About Bob Kendall: Bob Kendall is a singer/songwriter living on Aquidneck Island, RI. He’s the founding member of the bands Lifeboat, The Blood Oranges and The Brothers Kendall. BK also collaborated with brother Greg “Skeg” on music in the films “Bandwagon”, “The Unbelievable Truth” and “Drive Me Crazy”. in 2002, he released his first solo record “Enough is Enough” on his own Kentonerecords label. That same year, he played the Newport Folk Festival when Bob Dylan returned.
Kendall describes his songs as “telling tales of recrimination and self-deception”. In June 2014, Kendall will release recordings by producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Fort Apache) Kendall’s band is also featured on the recent release of The Spindle City Gram Parsons Tribute.
About Ed McGuirl: Ed McGuirl was with the well known Greencastle Band from 1977-1987 playing Celtic music throughout New England. After taking some time off to do family oriented things like coaching youth soccer, Ed began playing solo and with fellow multi-instrumentalist, long time partner Mike Fischman as the Folk Support Group in the early 1990’s. Ed’s songs found their way onto numerous compilation CDs, a soundtrack for an NBC documentary and some indie films. He has been a winner and multiple year nominee in both the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll and the Motif Magazine Reader’s Poll in the Blues category. In recent years he has warmed venues for such notables as Duke Robillard, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jimmy Vaughn, John Hiatt, Robert Cray, Bruce Hornsby, Buddy Guy George Thorogood and Pete Seeger.
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