On the Marc

Listen to Marc Broussard's summer-ific single "Where You Are," with lyrics such as "Your touch is sweet as candy / kisses they taste so fine," and it'd be easy to peg the dude as another John Mayer ripoff. (The lyrics do smack of Mayer's "Your Body Is a Wonderland"). But you can't fault this young crooner for knowing what pays the bills. Besides, for all the poppiness of Broussard's album Carencro, there's some serious blues going on, too. The son of Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, Marc keeps it real on such tunes as "Home," a grinding, sweaty, dirty homage to his Cajun hometown and album namesake (Broussard penned it on the fly on a trip back to Carencro from N'awlins). With roots firmly planted in Delta blues, soul and a little '80s pop, Broussard is a substantial new talent. While he may shrug himself off as a "white boy playing soul music," this ain't no Maroon 5 soul.
Tue., June 13, 9:30 p.m.


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