The Louisiana-raised singer, songwriter and soulful entertainer made a recent stop at Houston’s The Heights Theatre. Promoting his latest album, “A Lullaby Collection SOS III,” and first children’s book “I Love You, For You,” the performer pulls his audience into the world of lullabies.
Son of Cajun rock royalty, but so much more, Marc Broussard is a singer-songwriter with talent and a mantra ringing out kindness. Broussard’s distinctive sound is a blend of Southern roots, funk, blues and contemporary rock, with a raucous stage presence to get audience’s up and out of their seats. The performer’s latest album, “A Lullaby Collection SOS III,” is the third independently released album in the “Save Our Souls” collection by the performer. Each album from the series is linked to a philanthropic endeavor chosen by Broussard.
Devoted fans are familiar with Broussard’s debut album, “Momentary Setback,” released independently at age 20, but his career started much earlier. At only five years old, he performed “Johnny B. Goode,” singing in his father’s (Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard) legendary band, The Boogie Kings.
With a life steeped in Southern sound and performances spanning several decades Broussard’s soulful style isn’t just about the music. The Louisiana-born singer has a strong humanitarian bent, and his latest album, released alongside his first children’s book “I Love You, For You,” is meant not only to lull your littles to sleep, but to advocate values in kindness and humanistic hopefulness.
An impressive 50% of the proceeds of the sales from the album, as well as the book which teaches children the value of individuality will be donated to Our Lady of The Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.
It isn’t only lullabies for fans attending Broussard’s latest tour. The songwriter pulls from his canon of Bayou soul, rock and funk as well as covers from well-known classics to pull everyone in the audience into the show.
Broussard’s major-label debut album, “Carencro” released in 2004, showcases his talent for his unique ability to blend down South vibe with an emotional intensity and authenticity in his hickory smooth vocals, particularly in his song “Home.” Broussard also spices up his line-up with special guests and fellow Southerners like bad-ass guitarist and Austin native Jackie Venson. Expect a night of entertaining soul and Southern cool if you can catch one of Broussard’s shows touring through September.
Cover photo courtesy Marc Broussard
Emily Bond is a writer and editor based in Houston, TX. She is also the Co-Director of the non-profit Healing Species of Texas, which uses rescue dogs to teach a character education program to children.