Marc Douglas Berardo and Ryan Fitzsommons return to Blue!  Two singer/songwriters from Rhode Island are splitting the bill tonight, starting at 8PM.

Marc’s songs have been recognized in many of the country’s biggest contest and awards including The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (CO), The Telluride Troubadour Contest (CO), The Dave Carter Memorial Song Contest at Sister’s Folk Festival (OR), Suwannee Springfest Song Contest (FL), The Wildflower Arts Festival (TX) and The Plowshares Song Contest (PA).

While still a newcomer to Providence, RI, Ryan Fitzsimmons was nominated for Best Folk Act in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll for 2004. Ryan is simply the kind of musician who impresses immediately. Just a few years later, he won the 2007 Best Music Poll for Best Male Vocalist.  Over the last few years, Ryan has quietly been establishing a reputation as one of the most original and promising young songwriters on the scene today.  Playing shows from Montana to New England (including venues such as Club Passim, Johnny D’s, and the Paradise Lounge in Boston, The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA, and Stone Soup in Pawtucket, RI) Ryan has been engaging audiences with his distinctive songwriting and dynamic performances. Along the way, Ryan has shared the stage with performers Ben Folds, Dar Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, Greg Brown, and Richie Havens, among others.

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