Marc Berger with Rich DePaolo – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 15th, 2018

Marc Berger with Rich DePaolo

Marc Berger with Rich DePaolo

Alex DiMattia

Sun · April 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 + Fees

Marc Berger
“[Ride] is the breathtaking grandeur of the high desert and plateaus suspended between the pioneer days and ten minutes ago…this is country folk music wrought by a working philosopher who's missed nothing, kept a lot inside for a time, and captured the land.” –FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)

Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song, “The Last One,” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for over twenty years. His current release, RIDE, presents ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the American West.

Marc has toured nationally, performing solo and with his band and has extensively explored the American West, venturing into remote regions of its deserts and mountains. On one such excursion, he discovered “The Big It,”, by A.B. Guthrie, on a revolving bookrack in a Navajo reservation trading post. This impressive collection of Western short stories ignited the idea of using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of like-minded American artists like John Ford, Guthrie, and Frederick Remington, celebrating the West's exotic landscape and timeless appeal.

Press Quotes

"Not the glossy ‘singing cowboy’ style western music of the romanticised past, but gritty, cinematic tales of the real times stripped bare, at other times dramatic and haunting… an experience like no other album I’ve heard this year." --Alan Cackett, Editor, MAVERICK, U.K.

RIDE is Album of the Year – “Without a doubt, the greatest discovery for us this year; if not one of the best in our entire existence…makes the writers want to write and singers sing…close your eyes and be transported to the colors of the desert, see the lonesome railroad or smell the fresh air of what is the greatest part of America…an instant American Classic.”

"Guy Clark with more consistently memorable tunes. As much meditations on life itself as on plains life…No mistaking it, this is the good stuff, roots music infused with intelligence and wisdom." --Jerome Clark,

"Reads like a love letter to the American West...brims with pure plucky-folk that the likes of The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, and even Norah Jones are bringing to the forefront of popular music....a sad reminder of simpler times most modern Americans will never experience…one part Springsteen and one part Dylan, but with a pure charisma that is all Berger" --Jayvee, TRT! The

“What I was hoping to find in the new Springsteen album and didn’t, I instead have found in this album by Marc Berger.” --Space City Rock
Alex DiMattia
Few Singer Songwriters have as diverse a background as Alex DiMattia. To quote from his own lyrics, Alex is the “Son of Italian Traditions and American Dreams”. The oldest son of an Auto Mechanic and one of four siblings, Alex has never been afraid of rolling up his sleeves. A multi-sport athlete, he competed in the Pennsylvania State Olympics and won a gold medal in the USA Hockey National Olympics at age 14. Six months before his 15th birthday Alex began dancing ballet, with no prior dance training, and at age 18 he joined Houston Ballet’s apprentice company, Houston Ballet II, in Texas. At age 19 Alex left Houston and enrolled at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). While at WCU Alex danced for Brandywine Ballet Company, and joined Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity, which introduced him to charity work with their national philanthropy, PUSH America. Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting, and that same year began working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Taxation practice. At PwC Alex continued his passion for charity work, participating in the annual MS City to Shore Bike Ride, and Ride Ataxia and the following year he became the PwC cycling team captain.

Alex picked up the guitar as a new hobby his last year of college, and began writing poetry as he commuted back and forth to work on the train to Philadelphia. In 2011 Alex left PwC to continue dancing and build his music career. In December 2012 he released his first record “Starting Again” and began performing regionally. In early 2013 he released the single “Your Sunshine” and toured several cities down the East Coast including Nashville, Atlanta and Charleston. In the fall of 2013 Alex released a holiday single “Snowflakes Start to Fall” which went into rotation at WXPN in Philadelphia. Alex is now living in New York City and performing through out the Northeast.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104