Marc Broussard debuts at #1 on Billboard Blues Albums Chart with 'S.O.S 4: Blues For Your Soul'

Article Contributed by Lucia Media Group | Published on Sunday, March 19, 2023

In his first album to dive deep into the blues, Marc Broussard's S.O.S.4: Blues For Your Soul officially debuts at #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart. The impressive album also reigned at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. The latest effort underscores the Louisiana renowned vocalist's love of the blues and first-time collaboration with modern blues icon Joe Bonamassa, who produced and contributed sizzling guitar solos on various tracks alongside longtime collaborator Josh Smith. S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul is the fourth edition of Broussard's ongoing philanthropic (Save Our Soul) album series, released via Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive Records. Broussard stated, "They say there's a first time for everything, but I never expected this. We had a blast making this record, and thank you all for your support!"

On S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul, Broussard embraces and delivers compelling renditions of blues and soul classics from such legends as Little Milton's "That's What Love Will Make You Do," Bobby 'Blue' Bland's "I've Got to Use My Imagination," Son House's "Empire State Express," Al Green's "Driving Wheel," Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Cuttin' In," to Howlin' Wolf's "I Asked for Water" and the sole Broussard original, co-written with Josh Smith and Calvin Turner, "When Will I Let Her Go." Produced by Bonamassa and Josh Smith with executive producer Roy Weisman, Marc Broussard has achieved something with all the elements of a classic alb m. With special guests like Bonamassa, Smith, Roddie Romero, Bobby Junior, JJ Grey, Eric Krasno, and old pal Calvin Turner, it is a gathering of an esteemed musical tribe.

A portion of proceeds from this Save Our Soul Album will be donated to Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation to support youth rehabilitation through music. This includes a partnership with Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that offers students from the most vulnerable communities a powerful combination of music education and mentorship.

S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul also spotlights Broussard's long-running involvement in charitable endeavors. S.O.S. (Save Our Soul) is his ongoing series of benefit albums that each support a different cause for each album.

2023 Tour Dates - US and Europe

April 2 – Metairie, LA @ Gatesfest

April 5 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

April 6 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

April 7 - Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall

April 8 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall

April 11 - Old Saybrook, CT @ Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

April 12 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts

April 14 - Portsmouth, NH @ Jimmy's Jazz and Blues Club

April 15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

April 16 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse

April 18 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille

April 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall

April 21 - Louisville, KY @ Bomhard Theater

April 22 - Huntingdon, TN @ Dixie Carter PAC

May 12 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington's FoCo

May 13 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

May 20 – Slidell, LA @ Louisiana Veterans Festival

September 20 – Rubigen, Switzerland @ Muhle Hunziken

September 21 – Freiburg, Germany @ Jazzhaus Freiburg

September 22 – Munich, Germany @ Strom

September 23 – Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-Saal

September 24 – Dortmund, Germany @ Musiktheater Piano

September 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Kent Club

September 27 – Koln, Germany @ Kulturkirche Koln

September 28 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doomroosje

September 29 – Munster, Germany @ Hot Jazz Club

September 30 – Da Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort

October 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

October 3 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard Van Troje

October 5 – London, UK @ The Jazz Café