With special guest
OCTOBER 1, 9PM
MARC BROUSSARD’s high-octane take-off uses no formula at all. Instead he offers a blend of abilities, styles and enthusiasms uniquely adapted to himself on his debut album, Carencro. He calls himself “a white boy singing soul music.” But that’s deceptive because his music draws from everything he’s absorbed. “I feel like I’ve melded a bunch of things together that people haven’t focused on for a long time.” In his songs can be heard influences and accents ranging from soul men like Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight to Louisiana icons like Johnny Allan and G.G. Shin to road warriors like Dave Matthews. What the 22-year old Broussard takes from all of this is a sense of craft and above all, great depth of feeling. That’s what makes him so soulful. Well, that and his husky baritone with a range similar to Wonder, or another influence, Donny Hathaway. Like them, Broussard moves up and down the scales without any sign of effort — the hard work he puts into his music isn’t meant to show. When it comes to music, Broussard is like a bayou rendition of The Natural. It’s shocking to hear someone so assured, so young. But his youth is another deceptive quality. Broussard’s adventurousness makes him fit comfortably on the road playing with many different types of artists. He is a seasoned veteran of the country’s leading music festivals including SXSW, JazzFest and Bonnaroo. Broussard spent the majority of 2003 on the road with such established acts as The Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Tori Amos, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, O.A.R., Martin Sexton, moe., Bob Schneider, Maroon5, Gavin DeGraw, The Clarks and many more. Marc Broussard is from a place off the maps of conventional pop culture. He might just force us to draw some new ones before he’s done.
Tickets are $18.00 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Friday, August 25 at noon and are available online at ticketswest.com or hob.com, all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, or charge by phone at
(800) 992-TIXX 
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=40829
Added by sherylvanslyke on August 31, 2006