Marc Broussard was seemingly destined for a life in music. The son of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame member Ted Broussard, Marc began with the strong influence of his father’s cajun music, then topped with a strong interest in rhythm and blues.
After a short time as a member of a Christian band, Broussard released his first solo album Momentary Setback on a small regional label. By 2004, he had his first major label release with Carencro, an album that paid tribute to his hometown of Carencro, Louisiana.With two singles charting, more opportunities came his way with the release of the album including inclusion in a Bruce Springsteen tribute album, and an opening spot on a Dave Matthews Band tour.
Broussard demonstrated his love for classic R&B with S.O.S.: Save Our Soul, his third record of all covers except for one original tune. He returned to that formula again in 2016 for S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul on a Mission but combined that with his interest in philanthropy. Broussard had already founded the Momentary Setback Fund in support of Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims. S.O.S. 2 devoted 50% of the record’s proceeds to organizations fighting homelessness.
Broussard says his interest in tying his art to charitable causes is from his upbringing. According to Broussard, “A lot of it has to do with the people who raised me. My parents are wonderful human beings who encouraged us to do everything we can for people that need the help. That’s a value system that’s been with me since birth.”