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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Crippled Critic Concert Preview: Marc Broussard @ The Aladdin Theater September 19th 2015

Marc Broussard's music is best described as bayou soul. He sings with all of himself, truly inhabiting the music. I first heard his work on the album "Carencro", and have been a huge fan ever since. Broussard's compositions cover a wide range of styles. There are songs like the thudding "Home" contrasted with sweet, tender tributes to each of his children. Perhaps the best of these tribute songs is "A Life Worth Living," the title track of his most recent album. The song celebrates his recently departed grandmother, and it is quite moving--especially live.  Other stand-outs from his most recent release include "Hurricane Heart" and "Man Ain't Supposed to Cry."

This will be an explosive show. As a small illustration of what I mean: I once saw Broussard in a intimate and brief radio-studio session concert, the the number of musicians on that stage would almost certainly rank among the most ever held on that small stage. They blew the roof off.

But, as testament to the "range" I mentioned earlier, I have also witnessed Broussard's low-key side, in a -if memory serves- mostly acoustic concert, with two other musicians trading off. This show was every bit as fantastic as the high-energy shows that he usually performs.

I am filled with excitement for this show, and I hope to see some of you there. You won't regret it.

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