Marc Broussard’s Louisiana roots run strong and deep. He’s the son of Ted Broussard, a Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist and former member of The Boogie Kings. His father nurtured the son’s talent from childhood, and the vibrant Lafayette, Louisiana music scene gave him plenty of opportunities to hone his craft. Today, the singer/songwriter is known as an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R & B, rock, and soul into a contemporary sound that he takes on tour to venues throughout the United States and Europe.
Broussard released his first work, an independent, extended play album, at 20 and then signed a record deal with Island Records. His song, “Home,” got a lot of radio play and that catapulted him onto the national touring scene. Over the next 10 years, he recorded several albums under different labels and then went indie again because it gave him more freedom to tell his story his way.
Defining the Marc Broussard sound is no easy task and that’s what makes him such a compelling artist. Of his most recent album, Easy to Love, The Washington Times said that “few voices are as powerful as Marc Broussard’s soulful bayou-bred baritone.” The single, “Don’t Be Afraid to Call Me,” was featured on Rolling Stone Country and on Sirius XM’S The Highway. In support of his albums, he performs more than 150 concert dates a year and is a fixture at jazz, blues, and soul festivals.
Broussard has toured with Zac Brown, Bonnie Raitt, the Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson and Maroon 5 and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He regularly plays the Main Stage at Jest Fest in New Orleans.
Along with his musical talents, Broussard inherited the idea that helping others is a privilege and a duty. He released an album in 2005 to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims, with all proceeds going to help rebuild his beloved Louisiana. In 2016, he released an album to raise funds for the City of Refuge in Atlanta. In that same year, he started the SOS Foundation with the goal of releasing charitable albums over the decade, each earmarked for a specific goal and recipient. Mindful that all musicians did not have a lift in their careers that he had, he launched a record label, Artist Tone Records, to help local Louisiana artists gain exposure for their work.
Performer, a magazine for performers, summed up the influence Marc Broussard has already had at the age of 40: “His voice stands above all the others in the field. Quite simply, Marc Broussard is the reason they invented soul music.”
Come meet the soulful man with the big heart and the bigger voice.