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Marc Broussard biography

Date of birth : 1982-01-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Carencro, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-07
Credited as : Soul and pop-rock singer, songwriter,

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Marc Broussard is an American singer/songwriter. His style is best described as "Bayou Soul," a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. In his career, he has released four studio albums and has charted twice on Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks.

Marc Broussard was seemingly destined for a life as a music man. As the son of Boogie Kings guitarist (and Louisiana Hall of Fame member) Ted Broussard, his upbringing in Lafayette, La., instilled in him an affinity for R&B alongside the Cajun trappings of southern Louisiana. He draws vocal and stylistic influence from Otis Redding and Brian McKnight while bearing the preternaturally gruff voice of John Hiatt or Dr. John.

Broussard was barely 20 at the time of his first album, Momentary Setback, which appeared to encouraging reviews on Ripley Records in 2002. Soon afterwards he inked a deal with Island Def Jam and doors began to open. "Just Like That," a track from Momentary Setback, was culled for inclusion in the Lost Highway label's 2003 compilation Lost and Found, Vol. 1, alongside such artists as Ryan Adams, the Jayhawks and Lucinda Williams. That same year, he appeared on the Bruce Springsteen tribute album Light of Day with "Back in Your Arms."

He spent the autumn of 2003 opening tour dates for the Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, and fellow singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw. A full-length second release, Carencro, named after Broussard's hometown, came out on Island Records in 2004. That same year, he toured with labelmates Blue Merle and was invited to perform at Farm Aid.

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