Americana trio The Boxcar Lilies (Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall, and Katie Clarke) have quickly made a name for themselves with their standout marriage of superb songwriting and spine-tingling, innovative harmonies.
Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukulele, electric bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Birchmere Music Hall, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel.
They’ve just released their new CD, Sugar Shack, produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis)
"When we think of great harmonies in the
contemporary roots music world, we think of
bands like The Wailin' Jennys or Red Molly.
We can now add The Boxcar Lilies to that list."
- Sheryl Hunter, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)
Marc Douglas Berardo is the kind of hard working, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. In what amounts to song length works of fiction, Berardo’s sharply drawn portraits cast a net on unusual and beguiling characters and places.
With a painter’s eye for detail, and music firmly rooted in the great American sound, Berardo sings about circus retirees, expatriates in Florida rum bars, union iron workers, old poets, aimless New York City debutantes, near death car crashes, hard nosed fishermen and of course, the changes that experience brings to everyone.
“Berardo sounds like a fishing-town Bruce Springsteen
(in Nebraska mode), a soft-toned Don Henley,
or a James Taylor with a literary side.
The comparisons to singer-songwriter greats are infinite. They’re also apt.”
-Fairfield County Weekly, CT -