Marina & Berna are looking forward to returning to one of their favorite New Hampshire venues, the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar in Nashua, to support blues-soul trio Dwight & Nicole on February 2.
Together, Dwight & Nicole have toured up and down the Northeast, growing a fiercely loyal fan base, and self releasing two award-winning albums through crowd funding. The Boston Globe calls them “A tour de force that demands much wider success” and describes their sound as “poignant, hard-driving and heavenly”.
Marina & Berna will open up the show with their unique blend of folk, americana, and gritty blues, refined over many years spent together on the road, the stage, and in the studio, from Italy to California and just about everywhere in between.
Last weekend, Bernardo and I were honored to share the stage with rising star Adam Ezra and his fabulous band at the beautiful Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. Several days later, while still riding high on the show’s good vibes, we were pleasantly surprised to see a glowing review from Tony Adams at the Live Music News & Review blog! Click here to check it out.
Tony is a dedicated fan of Adam’s, as you will read, and the sheer joy with which he writes of the concert is characteristic of Adam’s enthusiastic and inspired fans. As Adam said himself onstage, his main source of inspiration in writing, performing, and listening to live music is the feeling of being “a part of something bigger than yourself.” And this concert was no exception: we were all swept up in the moment, the music, the experience, singing and swaying together at concert’s end like the very best of old friends. It was an honor to be a part of this night, and to be a part of this incredible community that Adam has built up over many, many years on the road… and it certainly gave us something to aspire to.
This Saturday, January 23, I am honored to join an all-star lineup for a benefit gala & concert for the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce! Hosted at the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center, one of the premier performance spaces north of Boston, this concert is not to be missed. Featuring the best & brightest from the Cape Ann music scene, this show will highlight 6 vocalists — hostess & event organizer Mari Martin, Kate Barry, Renee Dupuis, Megan McKenzie Downey, and myself — backed by a killer 4-piece band (Mark Retallack, Roger Brockelbank, Vinny Briguglio, and Jake Pardee). All concert proceeds will go to benefit the Cape Ann Chamber, a vital organization that supports our local businesses. Click here to visit the Chamber’s website to learn more about the event, or visit Rockport Music’s website to purchase tickets.
What: Cape Ann Divas Benefit Concert for the Cape Ann Chamber
When: Saturday, January 23; 6pm gala, 8pm concert
Where: The Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Saturday, November 8: Marina and Bernardo will be performing in acoustic duo in support of the incredible Hillary Reynolds Band at All Souls Parish Hall, hosted by Braintree Folk!
The Hillary Reynolds Band “invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. The quintet charms with campfire congeniality, classic songs, and an astounding soulful and technical grasp of Americana. After four years, the band has risen from coffeehouse darlings to sharing stages with Norah Jones and performing at festivals in front of thousands.”
Needless to say, Marina and Bernardo are thrilled to support such talent — don’t miss this incredible show of original music!
What: Marina & Berna open for Hillary Reynolds Band
When: November 8, 2014, 7:30pm
Where: All Souls Parish Hall, 196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA