Louisiana-based troubadour Marc Broussard brings his bayou soul — and a full band — to the Key West Theater for two shows at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9.
Broussard channels the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. He released his debut album, “Momentary Setback,” independently at age 20, but his gift for making music was evident well before then. He made his stage debut at age five, belting out “Johnny B. Goode” while on stage with his father, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard and his band, The Boogie Kings.
In 2004, Broussard released his major-label debut, dubbed “Carencro.” The album’s thematic centerpiece is “Home,” that hickory-smoked slab of bayou soul that’s aged and evolved along with the singer himself. That album, and the others that followed, revealed Broussard as an old-school Southern soul singer with a rarefied talent and an innate stylistic and emotional authenticity that have made him one of the most indelible artists of his generation.
A singer, songwriter, performer and humanitarian, Broussard’s commitment to making the world a better place is a mantra that he has lived since the beginning of his career. It has always been about tying music to a mission. His latest studio album, “A Lullaby Collection, SOS III,” and first children’s book, “I Love You For You,” were created to educate and inspire younger audiences. Although geared to younger ears, Broussard’s signature sound offers a universal appeal for all ages.
“A Lullaby Collection, SOS III“ is Broussard’s third charitable album in his independently released SOS (“Save Our Soul”) series. His first, “SOS: Save our Soul,” was a collection of R&B classics. The second, “SOS II: Soul on a Mission,” released in 2016, delved further into the vaults of R&B, soul and rock.
Broussard donated 50% of the profits from these albums to City of Refuge, which seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of “A Lullaby Collection” and the book will be donated to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For tickets and more information, visit thekeywesttheater.com.