- The Beauty of Who You Are
- Save Me
- Where You Are
- Come Around
- Lonely Night in Georgia
- The Wanderer
- Hope For Me Yet
- Let Me Leave
At first listen, it's clear that this 22-year-old Louisiana native possesses a baritone that packs a preternaturally grizzled wallop, but a little digging reveals a depth that makes him more than just another pretty voice. Broussard lets his Cajun roots show here and there -- notably on the brassy "Saturday" -- but he's not about to be pigeonholed in terms of geography or sound. On the surging "Rocksteady," he conjures up images of early Bob Seger -- before the Motor City singer veered toward the middle of the road. He's every bit as comfortable shifting into ballad gear, as evidenced by "The Beauty in Who You Are," a gently rolling piece that has the same sort of Everyman angst as, say, Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis." Carencro -- named after the Bayou town in which Broussard spent his formative years -- is best when as little as possible comes between the singer and his listeners. And while a few of the disc's tracks are hampered by overzealous arrangements, stripped-down songs like the yearning "Home" and the ragged-but-right "Hope for Me Yet" deliver the sort of down-home taste that's hard to resist.
Performance CreditsMarc Broussard Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Sonny Landreth Slide Guitar
Glenn Berger Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ted Broussard Acoustic Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion,Triangle,Washboard,Shaker
Julian Coryell Banjo,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
David Egan Organ
Marshall Altman Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes,Toy Piano
Joe Zook Percussion,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Tambourine,12-string Bass Guitar
Jim McGorman Organ,Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Kevin Stevens Percussion
Calvin Turner Bass,Trombone
Bayou Bruce Steppers & Entourage Hand Clapping
Brothers William Background Vocals
Carencro Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir Background Vocals
Chad Gilmore Drums
Dino Meneghin Electric Guitar,Soloist
Technical CreditsTed Broussard Composer
R. Foster Composer
Louis Marino Art Direction
Marshall Altman Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Joe Zook Engineer
Shannon Sanders Composer,Programming
Marc Broussard Composer
Calvin Turner Horn Arrangements
Bayou Bruce Steppers & Entourage Contributor
Leah Simon Creative Consultant
Justin Tocket Composer
Drew Ramsey Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Carencro based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
The first time I heard Home, I played it over & over again. I couldn't get enough! What a voice! The rest of his music touch my soul as well. He's definitely on my watchlist for future music.
The funky blues of Home is only the first surprise on this CD. Broussard can wail with the best of them and then turn on a dime to rock the house with Rocksteady, running the gamut to the heartwrenching Let Me Leave. Every track is a keeper...and there's even a surprise at the end. I'm hooked!
I came across this album by accident while listening to the radio online. The first time I heard Home I said, ok this sounds cool and then played the entire CD for the rest of the day, driving my co-worker crazy!! Every song on this album definitely gets two thumbs up. My favorites are Home and Lonely Night in Georgia,
This has quickly become my favorite CD! Each song shows a different side of Broussard and urges you to press rewind to listen to each song repeatedly. It's a wonderful collection of tracks, I'm a fan of every single one on this album!!!
This is the first time in a long time that I've heard a song that has pushed me to the store to buy the CD. Heard HOME on the radio and HAD to have this CD. Marc's vocal range makes you feel like you are listening to an entirely different artist from song to song. I love the funk/rock/soul sound...the lyrics are fun and meaningful, just an overall great CD....LOVE IT!!!!!