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Apparently, something is right down there. After being discovered by Leah Simon, from Ripley Records, on a curb in Lafayette, Marcs debut album was soon underway. Recorded over three weeks at Tony Daigles studio in downtown Lafayette, Momentary Setback took shape with help from local session players, including his father, Ted Broussard, on guitar. "Theres nobody better to have playing with me," Marc says of his dad. The production by Columbia A&R rep and EMI songwriter, Marshal Altman (Frankie Machine, Tsar, The Vue), was a "blessing," says Marc. "Hes expanded my musical horizons so far, I can never repay him." The final mix was provided by Joe Zook (Julianne Coryell).
Momentary Setback presents a complex synthesis of styles that reflect Marcs varied musical influences. The spare vintage keyboard riff heard at the beginning of "My God" immediately calls to mind Stevie Wonder; the full band groove of the irresistible "Just Like That" hints of George Benson and Earth, Wind, and Fire; the more urban programming on "Blue Jeans" suggests that someone listened to their fair share of Bryan McKnight; and the piano and brushes on the more traditional, jazz inflected ballad "French Cafe" reminds you where Marc grew up. "Thats the one song on the album that I didnt write," he says. "But I wanted a song that presented where Im from in a good light." So he enlisted the help of local songwriter David Egan, whos written for such legends as Percy Sledge and Etta James. The result is the evocative "French Cafe." "Jeremiahs Prayer," a moving acoustic duet with his father, stands as a testament to Marcs solid family ties, as well as a reflection of his spirituality. "My parents always helped me stay on the right track," he says. "I have knowledge of a higher power and I want to put forth a positive message in my music."
Hell be bringing that message to the rest of the country soon. Marc and his five piece band will be touring the country in support of Momentary Setback after its release on September 7th. Come see what that crowd recognized when he was five, what got him a record deal on a curb, and what is unmistakable on Momentary Setback. Marc Broussard has something going on in Lafayette and he isnt going to keep it there.
Very quick delivery! I love this CD and am giving it as a stocking stufer!Published 1 day ago by mimithree
This is an amazing album. Marc Broussard is one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard. This album shows off the soulful sound he creates so beautifully.Published 2 months ago by A. Clinard
I had high hopes for this CD but it was pretty boring and not very engaging. I gave it to the libraryPublished 12 months ago by Bluecrab
This I didn't care that much for, his other CDs are much better I think, like Carencro or Keep Coming Back.Published 19 months ago by Christine Ellis
Great songs, great artist. Nice to have a young Joe Cocker/Dr John around. Awesome and awesome potential. Gonna be downloading more!Published 19 months ago by Robert M
Marc Broussard brings great music to the planet with fun, real, soulful ballads. His timeless tracks pour forth a wealth of lyrical bliss, amazing music which spans different... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Marc Broussard brings great music to the planet with fun, real, soulful ballads. His timeless tracks pour forth a wealth of lyrical bliss, amazing music which spans different... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010
When I first saw him it was on a late night with Conan O'brien. He was beating the hell out of his Taylor guitar and I was blown away I have a lot of his stuff but I love his voice... Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Charles F. Marks
Broussard is a talented vocalist and a reasonable guitarist. I got "Momentary Setback" after "Carencro" and there's no way I can give it 5 stars standing up against his second CD,... Read morePublished on July 12, 2007 by R. Kyle