Long hailed as a powerhouse vocalist and king of Bayou Soul, Marc Broussard is altering his iconic recipe of classic soul, R&B, & blues with the help of renowned blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, on his new single, “That’s What Love Will Make You Do,” a riveting take of the Little Milton classic. The new single is from Broussard’s forthcoming album S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul, set to release on March 3rd.
Broussard’s dynamic, soulful vocals, combined with Bonamassa’s unmatched fretwork, deliver a knockout fusion of retro soul & modern blues. S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul is a stunning collection of blues and soul classics plus one original song produced by Joe Bonamassa, who contributes mesmerizing guitar solos on four tracks, alongside longtime collaborator Josh Smith. S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul is the latest entry in Broussard’s ongoing philanthropic album series, available on March 3 via Bonamassa’s own Keeping the Blues Alive Records. Pre-order the album HERE.
“That’s What Love Will Make You Do” is joyous, funky, and bursting with blues power. Broussard and Bonamassa do right by Little Milton on it, using the mountain of their combined talents to make this cover snap and jump. Broussard is perfect on the vocal mic, dropping emphasis and emotion all over the arrangement, and Bonamassa delivers an exceptionally well-phrased turn on lead guitar. If you need to get your winter dance party up and going, this will do the trick.
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“Tackling Little Milton was a daunting task,” Broussard admits. “He had an epic voice that was intimidating to attempt. I only hope I did him justice. I didn’t want to overdo it, but we wanted to put our stamp where it needed to be. I’m so glad we did.”
“That’s What Love Will Make You Do” keenly exemplifies the roots of music fireworks that the burning teamwork of Broussard-Bonamassa creates on S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul, Broussard’s best album to date. Each of the twelve tracks speaks to the deepest part of the soul, whether it’s Son House’s “Empire State Express,” Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s “Cuttin’ In,” Bobby Blue Bland’s “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” 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.” S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul is a remarkable achievement and provides a captivating showcase for Broussard’s muscular and passionate singing.
For Marc Broussard, this album is another soul-stirring adventure into the music he’s always admired. “Blues is something in my wheelhouse,” he says, “But it’s not really my field of expertise.” But when he decided blues would make up a big part of the new addition to the S.O.S series, he knew whom to ask for assistance: Joe Bonamassa. “I couldn’t think of a better person than him. I reached out directly to Joe, and he jumped at it. It was just that easy. It’s a real complementary relationship, that’s for sure,” he says. “We got into the studio, and it worked immediately,”
Produced by Bonamassa and Josh Smith, Marc Broussard has achieved something that has all the elements of a classic album, one that arrives with a knockout punch and will likely grow even more luminous over the years. With special guests like Bonamassa, Smith, Roddie Romero, Bobby Junior, JJ Grey, Eric Krasno, and old pal Calvin Turner, it is a real-life gathering of an esteemed musical tribe. Created with an idea for raising funds to help our country’s underprivileged youth, S.0.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul delivers great music for a great cause. Thanks to the generosity of Marc Broussard, a significant 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 which offers students from the most vulnerable communities a powerful combination of music education and mentorship.
“I’m really proud of all the S.O.S albums,” Broussard states. “But this one, in particular, seems really fantastic because we have some extra strength with my pal Joe Bonamassa. His stepping in by producing, playing on the record, plus releasing it on his label is truly a gift. And Joe completely understood the charitable aspect of the album.”
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 support a different cause for each album. Broussard explains. “I started doing cover records after I was released from my very first contract with a major label. I finally went independent and decided to record albums to raise funds for charity. The first of those projects was to raise money for a homeless women’s and children’s shelter. Second, we did an album to raise funds for a children’s hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”
Broussard’s TV performances include The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS Saturday Morning, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival/AXS-TV, and many more. In 2019, his performance on the PBS TV Series The Kate received an Emmy nomination. Broussard’s songs have been placed in numerous films and TV shows, including American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance, to name a few. Additionally, he has been a featured performer on numerous recordings, including the Grammy-nominated “I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country.”
With the new single and album, 2023 is primed to be an extraordinary year for Marc Broussard. He just kicked off a jammed-packed run of tour dates, including a string of shows in Florida, plus cities including Baton Rouge, Memphis, Raleigh, NC, Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York City, and Cincinnati, OH. The list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced. Visit HERE for Marc Broussard tour updates.
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S.O.S 4: Blues For Your Soul track listing
I’ve Got to Use My Imagination featuring Joe Bonamassa
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
That’s What Love Will Make You Do featuring Joe Bonamassa
Cuttin’ In featuring Roddie Romero
Empire State Express
Love, The Time Is Now featuring Bobby Junior
I Asked for Water featuring JJ Grey
I Like to Live the Love featuring Eric Krasno
Locked Up in Jail (Prison Blues) featuring Josh Smith
Driving Wheel featuring Joe Bonamassa
When Will I Let Her Go featuring Joe Bonamassa
Marc Broussard tour dates HERE