Bob Sima & Marc Douglas Berardo CD RELEASE PARTY
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Sima will - undoubtedly - live up to your expectations after winning a Rammie Award in 2013 for Best Show of the Year (with Marc Douglas Berardo). IT’S TIME for Bob Sima’s return to Rams Head On Stage to deliver another show you will remember for a lifetime.
Sima’s new album, IT’S TIME, is sure to speak to your heart and he is sure to deliver an evening’s performance that you don’t want to miss. The new album is a journey, in Bob’s own words…
"I feel like music is such a powerful tool to bring us out of darkness. Keep in mind that I first write these songs for me and then I get to share them with you. So the lesson is, first and foremost, mine each and every time. There is one chorus that ultimately inspired the entire album…
“We need your heart. We need it open wide. We need your brilliantly beaming, glowingly knowing goodness from inside. We need your beautiful smile and we need it right now. Because you’re the light of the world, the light of the world, and it’s time you figured it out. It’s time. It’s time.”
Here’s what two listeners had to say about IT’S TIME…
"If you're moved not "just" to sing along, but also to slow dance, play the buffalo drum, chant, cry, and remember who you are, you are probably listening to the new Bob Sima CD today. And trust me people, IT’S TIME!”
“My wife and I visited a dear friend in the Queenstown MD. She had two of your CDs (putalittlemoreloveintheworld and Thin Little Veil) and I began to listen to them and was blown away. She gave me the CDs and since then I’ve listened to each song dozens of times. Just when I thought this couldn’t get better IT’S TIME arrived. Boy, you blew this one out of the universe! It is truly GREAT! There have only been a few artists in my lifetime that have consistently touched me to my core and you are one of them. Thank you for such profoundly beautiful message filled music! WOW!”
Marc Douglas Berardo
Rhode Island-based, Marc Douglas Berardo, is a hardworking, 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. He does this “simply and well” with what Rambles Cultural Magazine calls: “careful images and great tunes.” Regarding the new CD, Marc says: “All of the lyrics on Downhauler are, in some way, about searching for home, the possibility of renewal and the promise of adventure. The characters I was writing about are all at some kind of crossroads or transition." He has been nationally recognized for his music and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, 2013 Rams Head On Stage Rammie for Show of the Year). He has a gift for powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and polished story telling. His music is classic and timeless. In the past year he has shared the stage with heavyweights such as The Doobie Brothers, America, Cheryl Wheeler and Livingston Taylor. When not playing his songs all over the place, MDB lives in a heavily secluded and fortified compound on a river near the ocean in Westerly, Rhode Island.
"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."