SOURCE: Atlantic Records

July 07, 2008 12:22 ET

Marc Broussard Returns With "KEEP COMING BACK"; Louisiana Soul Sensation Sets Release of Full-Length Atlantic Debut; Spirited Set Features Guest Appearances From LeAnn Rimes and Sara Bareilles; Album Arrives September 16th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Atlantic Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the eagerly awaited new album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Marc Broussard. "KEEP COMING BACK" will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on September 16th.

"KEEP COMING BACK" more than confirms Broussard as an artist uniquely gifted in channeling the multiple spirits of classic R&B and soul into contemporary terms. The Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour recorded the collection earlier this year in a whirlwind 11-day session at Nashville's historic Ocean Way Studios. Broussard was joined in the studio by his road band, as well as such Music City session stars as keyboardist/accordion player Tim Akers (Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban) and guitarist Gary Burnette (Big & Rich, Etta James). "KEEP COMING BACK" was co-produced by Broussard with his longtime collaborators Justin Tocket and Calvin Turner.

In addition, two noteworthy guests appear on "KEEP COMING BACK" -- LeAnn Rimes, whose country-meets-swamp-blues turn on "When It's Good" returns the compliment Broussard paid as co-writer and vocal partner on "Nothing Wrong," from her top 5-charting 2007 album, "FAMILY"; and pop/rock sensation Sara Bareilles, who has opened several Broussard tours, and lends vocals to the powerful ballad "Why Should She Wait."

Broussard and his band will herald the album's release with a wide-ranging tour schedule (see itinerary below). Among the highlights will be co-headline dates with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, as well as a number of European and North American festivals.

Marc Broussard first drew coast-to-coast acclaim in 2004 with his major-label debut, "CARENCRO," a full-blooded take on the blues, soul, Cajun music, rock, and swamp-pop of his native Louisiana, distilled through the talented young tunesmith's flair for smart contemporary songwriting. Broussard quickly won over a legion of devoted fans via nearly non-stop roadwork, including countless headline shows and tours alongside such like-minded musicians as Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R., and Maroon 5.

The son of Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard (of the legendary blue-eyed soul combo, the Boogie Kings), Marc followed up "CARENCRO" with 2007's critically acclaimed "S.O.S.: SAVE OUR SOUL." The album saw Broussard and his band plumbing the vaults of historic labels like Motown and Stax to create 11 incendiary performances of soul classics originally recorded by Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Bobby Womack, and other members of R&B royalty.

Earlier this year, Broussard made his Atlantic label debut with "MUST BE THE WATER," his first collection of all-new songs since 2004. The five-track EP was highlighted by the fuel-injected title track, which served as the theme for TNT's coverage of the 2008 NBA All-Star festivities.

A torrent of critical acclaim has greeted Broussard's work. "While he reminds one of (Stevie) Wonder, (Ray) Charles and even Donny Hathaway," noted the Associated Press, "Broussard sings with a presence and personality all his own." "Broussard pulls it all off with style," praised Performing Songwriter, "but when he honors his Cajun, soul-singing roots, he becomes one of the most gifted new acts out there, both on the charts and on the road." "One of the best blue-eyed soul singers around these days," decreed the Washington Post, while the Nashville City Paper named Broussard "among the most forceful, animated and truly soulful singers of his generation."

For further news and tour information please visit www.marcbroussard.com and www.myspace.com/marcbroussard.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                              MARC BROUSSARD
                               ON TOUR 2008
JULY
12      Rotterdam, NL           North Sea Jazz Festival
13      Peer, BE                Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival
25      Portland, OR            Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre *
27      Seattle, WA             Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre *
AUGUST
23      Syracuse, NY            Landmark Theatre
24      Dewey Beach, DE         Bottle & Cork
25      Amagansett, NY          Stephen Talkhouse
28      Hollywood, CA           Roxy Theatre
29      Yosemite, CA            Strawberry Music Festival
30      San Francisco, CA       The Independent
SEPTEMBER
12      Lowell, MA              Boarding House Park

* w/Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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