Details and directions for the Marc Douglas Berardo and Danielle Miraglia show at the Farmhouse

NEW DATE AND TIME:
Sunday:  Party gets going at 2:00 and Music starts at 3:00
 
You are all invited, bring friends... you won't regret it!!
 
It's always great if you email me you are coming ahead of time, but if you forget to tell me, come anyway.  I won't be turning anyone away.
 
 
Details:
Info for the Marc Douglas Berardo & Danielle Miraglia Show - .  Check this email before coming for any last minute announcements.
  • Party gets started at 2:00-music at 3:00  (Listening room rules will apply)    
  • Suggested donation is $25 (If you don't have it, come anyway)  but feel free to add tips or buy any merchandise if it is offered. The musicians will be getting 100% of the donations.  If you want to pay in advance you can do that with Venmo Here: https://www.jimparadis.com/concert-reservations-and-tickets  otherwise, just bring cash to the show
  • Very Important!!!   Directions and Parking: Plug in "High Field Lane" Chester CT on your GPS.   While my address is 103 Goose Hill Rd, you must turn onto High Field Lane to access my driveway and parking. There is parking along the right side of High Field Lane and in my driveway which is the first one on the right after you've turned onto High Field Lane.  Parking will be limited so please carpool if possible.
  • Bring your own chairs or blankets.  Seating is on the grassy slope up from my patio where performers will play.
  • Bring your own food and drink and take away what is not consumed.  There will not be a table to share - covid precaution.  I hope we can have pot luck next year.
  • It's outdoors, so masks are optional. If you are unvaccinated, please be extremely considerate of all others and wear a mask.  
  • If you must go inside to use the bathroom, please always wear a facemask inside regardless of vaccination status.
  • No smoking or drugs of any kind.
  • Alcohol is fine, but check yourself, no drunkenness can be tolerated.
  • Please do not bring your pets.
Can't wait... this one is going to be great.  
Musical excellence presented in a quiet country setting.  Email: farmhouse103music@gmail.com
for information or Reservations.

Musical excellence presented in a quiet country setting. Email: farmhouse103music@gmail.com for information or Reservations.

"Where words fail, Music speaks"*

My purpose for this little venue that is my home, my very - under long term renovation home, is that some very excellent musicians, songwriters and performers will come and give you a show worth remembering.  The folks that play here will be performers who earn their living sharing their own "made up" music with you.  There will always be an expected donation, usually $25 or $30, 100% to the musicians, and our hope is that you will further support them by purchasing some of their merchandise and/or spreading their name and fine music around amongst your friends.

Please come, enjoy and support as much of this music as you can.  Bring some food, wine, beer, snacks, for yourself or some to share (we’re not encouraging sharing at this time for covid reasons). Bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, etc,

There will always be time to enjoy each others company and to meet the performers, but when the music starts - listening room rules apply.  That means no chatting, wandering around or engaging in any distracting behavior.

I can't wait to see you here and to enjoy these awesome performers together.  Please email me at farmhouse103music@gmail.com for details about shows.

*Hans Christian Andersen

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Craig Bickhardt

the Farmhouse, 103 Goose Hill Rd, Chester

This will be a labor day Pot Luck BBQ topped off by the exquisite music of Craig Bickhardt. Check him out here:http://www.craigbickhardt.com/

When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar, but he's also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody.

Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such 60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work. Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman. I think of my work as a "Please Touch‟ museum – I want my songs to be sung until they‟re worn out.”

Also crucial to Craig‟s art is his virtuosic guitar work, interweaving folk, blues, country and ragtime influences into a unique whole: “The guitar isn‟t just an accompanying instrument for me – sometimes it‟s the front man and my voice is the accompanist.”

A Craig Bickhardt live set is a mix of absurd anecdotes and personal confessions, accompanying a well-stocked bag of original tunes and the occasional choice cover. His decades in music have given his performances the depth of experience – his love songs seem sweeter and more poignant, his story-song narratives more true-to-life than they could have in the past.

“I think people come to my shows to be reminded that there‟s something profound in the small stuff we experience every day,” he says. “My goal is to get an audience to look deeper at the things we all take for granted.”

Craig Bickhardt travels light to his gigs – but he brings a great deal to the stage. He combines a seasoned troubadour‟s easy command of his art with a beginner‟s passion to win over his next audience and top his next song. The stories of his lifetime are simply too good not to share.

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