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4/19/23 – Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
In his first album to dive deep into the blues, Marc Broussard’s S.O.S.4: Blues For Your Soul hit the Billboard Charts in its first week, landing at #1 on its Blues Chart, marking the highest debuting album of his career. The impressive new record also reigned at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and splashed across genres debuting at #8 on the Americana/Folk Album Chart and a slew of other charts: #31 Independent Albums, #37 Current Rock Albums and #38 Current digital albums.
The latest effort underscores the Louisiana renowned vocalist’s love of the blues and first-time collaboration with modern blues icon Joe Bonamassa, who produced and contributed sizzling guitar solos on various tracks alongside longtime collaborator Josh Smith. S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul is the fourth edition of Broussard’s ongoing philanthropic (Save Our Soul) album series, released via Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Records.
On S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul, Broussard embraces and delivers compelling renditions of blues and soul classics from such legends as Little Milton’s “That’s What Love Will Make You Do,” Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” Son House’s “Empire State Express,” Al Green’s “Driving Wheel,” Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s “Cuttin’ In,” to Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Asked for Water” and the sole Broussard original, co-written with Josh Smith and Calvin Turner, “When Will I Let Her Go.” Produced by Bonamassa and Josh Smith with executive producer Roy Weisman, Marc Broussard has achieved something with all the elements of a classic album. With special guests like Bonamassa, Smith, Roddie Romero, Bobby Junior, JJ Grey, Eric Krasno, and Calvin Turner, it is a gathering of an esteemed musical tribe.
“Louisiana man Marc Broussard has been singing his entire life, and for his latest foray into the studio, he’s going for broke. In the fourth edition of his S.O.S. series, he jumps into the deep end of America’s incredibly rich blues and soul world with producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith and shows everyone just how heartfelt and right-on a singer Broussard is.” – Americana Highways
“The album has something for everyone with both stellar vocal performances and searing blues rock guitar solos by multiple axemen, Bonamassa, Eric Krasno, Roddie Romero and Smith. When a great singer surrounds themselves with great musicians, the result is a great album which is what S.O.S.4: Blues For Your Soul is.” – Blues Rock Review
“Broussard is in a fine, tough voice throughout, the arrangements are classy, and Bonamassa’s always professional hand creates a dense sonic sheen…selections such as Bland’s opening “I’ve Got To Use My Imagination” (also a hit for Gladys Knight and the Pips) with guitarists Eric Krasno and Bonamassa, erupt with stirring performances. Broussard takes on Al Green for a thumping “Driving Wheel,” helped by Bonamassa’s solo, turning in a fiery vocal.” – American Songwriter
“Marc Broussard has a winner on his hands with this one and knowing that it’s going to help people who need it gets it an instant gold m dal. Buy this record and help make the world a better place.” – Rock and Blues Muse
“The album is a stunning showcase of Broussard’s passionate vocals.” – NPR/WHRO Out of the Box/Album of the week with Paul Shugure
“In just a few words – simply excellent blues.” – Rock at Night (UK)
“Broussard’s ability to deliver a performance that takes you as the listener on this sonic rollercoaster ride to the point where you are screaming “I don’t wanna get off” is a thing of beauty.” – Rock N Load (UK)
A portion of proceeds from this Save Our Soul Album will be donated to Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation to support youth rehabilitation through music. This includes a partnership with Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that offers students from the most vulnerable communities a powerful combination of music education and mentorship.
S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul also spotlights Broussard’s long-running involvement in charitable endeavors. S.O.S. (Save Our Soul) is his ongoing series of benefit albums that each support a different cause for each album. “I started doing cover records after being released from my first contract with a major label. I went independent and decided to record albums to raise funds for charity. The first of those projects was to raise money for a homeless women’s and children’s shelter. Second, we did an album to raise funds for a children’s hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”
Broussard is currently on his 2023 International tour with stops in the US and Europe including New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY; Germany, Netherlands, and the UK. To view the complete list of tour dates, visit www.marcbroussard.com/tour