A Louisiana soul singer and guitarist with a killer swamp pop pedigree, Marc Broussard has created a sound that borrows liberally from blues, rock, pop, gospel and R&B to form an infectious hybrid of deep Southern roots music. Making his Rockport debut, Broussard is touring off the release of his covers-only record S.O.S. 2: Soul on a Mission.
Broussard grew up amongst Louisiana music royalty, his dad being Ted Broussard, guitarist for the legendary swamp pop band, The Boogie Kings. It’s no surprise then that Broussard was a quick study in rock, blues and R&B, releasing his debut Momentary Setback at the age of 20. The immediate buzz surrounding Broussard and his stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals resulted in the singer getting signed to Island Records where he released his major label debut Carencro in 2004. Nationwide tours with the likes of Dave Matthews and Maroon 5 exposed Broussard to a huge new audience and the record found its way to the Billboard Charts, aided by radio hits “Home” and “Where You Are.”
During the next several years, Broussard settled into a successful roots pop niche, releasing the first of his all covers records Save Our Soul in 2007, an acclaimed funk workout on Atlantic Records called Keep Coming Back in 2008 and a self-titled pop crossover album in 2011. Broussard’s songwriting grew in leaps and bounds in the following years resulting in the more stripped down and emotionally complex A Life Worth Living, which came out in 2014. His most recent efforts reflect a return to his covers-only project, Save Our Soul 2: Soul on a Mission, which showcases Broussard’s gravelly baritone coasting over vintage arrangements of 60’s soul classics from Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding among others.