Singer/songwriter Marc Broussard’s new album, “Keep Coming Back,” will be released on September 16, and he keeps coming back on tour. He has booked...

Singer/songwriter Marc Broussard’s new album, “Keep Coming Back,” will be released on September 16, and he keeps coming back on tour. He has booked shows in the states from July 25 in Portland, OR through September 12 in Lowell, MA. There are two co-headline concerts with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Prior to the tour, he will perform in two European festivals: North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, NL on July 12 and the Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival in Peer, BE on July 13.

“Keep Coming Back” is full 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 sessionists, including keyboardist/accordion player Tim Akers (Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban) and guitarist Gary Burnette (Big & Rich, Etta James). It was co-produced by Broussard with his longtime collaborators Justin Tocket and Calvin Turner. Country vocalist LeAnn Rimes and pop/rock sensation Sara Bareilles, who has opened several Broussard tours, guest on the album.

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.

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Marc Broussard itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

July 12Rotterdam, NLNorth Sea Jazz Festival
July 13Peer, BEBelgium Rhythm & Blues Festival
July 25Portland, OROregon Zoo Amphitheatre *
July 27Seattle, WAWoodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
August 23Syracuse, NYLandmark Theatre *
August 24Dewey Beach, DEBottle & Cork
August 25Amagansett, NYStephen Talkhouse
August 28Hollywood, CARoxy Theatre
August 29Yosemite, CAStrawberry Music Festival
August 30San Francisco, CAThe Independent
September 12Lowell, MABoarding House Park

* with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Last Updated on July 9, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen