Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos
Thu, August 10, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$10.00 ADVANCE // $15 DAY OF SHOW
This event is 21 and over
Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos … a hard working, roots rocking crew that knows how to turn it up loud and proud and let the good times roll… Berardo and his gang know how to lead the charge for helping you let off steam. With some real talent going for them at all levels of the game, this bunch is a real party on a platter. They know how to work an audience and they know how to get you worked up. This is how it was before everyone was an arena rocker, whether they were or not.” – Midwest Record Recap
Silvermine, CT’s Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos have spent the last several years touring much of the country, playing hundreds of shows with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Marshall Tucker Band, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allan Coe, (the late, great) Levon Helm, Little Feat, NRBQ, Molly Hatchet, Badfinger, Kevin Welch, Blue Rodeo, Brave Combo, Enter The Hagiss, Band of Heathens and many others, as well as countless appearances as headliners everywhere from top-notch listening rooms to beer-soaked bar rooms.
Their Lamon Records release, “Ignoring All The Warning Signs” rose to #49 on the Billboard Americana Chart, #15 on The Roots Music Report and was in rotation on over 100 stations in the U.S.
Their upcoming album “Wilder All The Time” was recorded at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin TX and produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly fame. It features performances by Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) and revered Texas singer/songwriter Walt Wilkins. Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos are for folks who refuse to be bound by useless categories … Rock, Pop, Country? Hell Yeah!
You’ll find glimpses of people you’ve known, flashes of life’s turning points, stirrings of emotions tied to moments in time. Brown captures the simple truths that we share in song, with offhand insight and humor. He writes tales of lessons learned and of taking stock through life’s journey. He chuckles over the big stuff, even death, but sings with tenderness of the small turns in life that leave their marks on all of us. It’s no wonder that Phil Ciganer, owner of the Towne Crier Café in Beacon, New York, who has presented the greatest singer-songwriters of a generation, says “Christopher Brown stands with the best of them”.
It’s not easy to be a working musician in the Greater New York City region for 40 years. So many have come and gone. But Brown has built several followings that endure. He’s known as a solo coffeehouse artist, as the leader of duos and trios, and as the voice of the Bookends band, which has been rocking out since the year of our nation’s bicentennial, 1976.
Whether he’s performing by himself or with friends, Brown wins over audiences without gimmicks or bluster. He has an organic stage presence. All he needs are his honeyed rumble of a voice and an unteachable ability to make any song – a good-time singalong of a favorite standard or a self-penned meditation on the passage of time – sound genuine and of the moment.
Brown has showcased his original songs on three albums: Go West (2001); Hangin’ In (2004); and the remarkable Characterist (2011). On the latter, he wrote of Cyrano and Juliet’s little-known relationship, an honest and oddly likeable Devil, a soldier in Vietnam clutching for meaning, and others characters you’ll find to be oddly familiar. He mused over the loss of innocence, the facing of regret, and the relief of accepting that “I did the best I could, it’s all mine/And it’s all good.”
He’s now working on songs for his next album.
It’s telling that Brown is also an artist/illustrator who can capture a subject’s essence through caricature, whether he’s focused on a U.S. president, an Oscar winner or a guy from down the block. With a few strokes, he reveals hints of a character’s nature or temperament, their mystery or charm. He does the same thing with lyric and melody, outlining and shading characters and moments, yearnings and states of mind.
Listen to Christopher Brown. You’ll begin to see outlines of people you have known. And of yourself.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
145 Westchester Ave
Port Chester, NY 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$10 - GA