Hear it Now! Marc Broussard Premieres "Leave a Light On"

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Exclusively for Guitar Player and Frets readers today, Louisiana folk-Americana artist Marc Broussard is releasing the next track from his upcoming album Easy to Love, "Leave a Light On."

Broussard — a philanthropist (he founded the Momentary Setback Fund to assist victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita) who sometimes donates proceeds from his albums to charities that benefit his native Louisiana and other people in need — is renowned for his songwriting chops and soulful performances. 

"For me, love means allowing those you claim to love to make mistakes," says Broussard, about the track. "I think it's important to always speak honestly with everyone. but ultimately, 'people gonna be people,' and either you meet them where they are, or leave them alone. In the long run, it's best for everybody, I think. Meanwhile, I'll hold onto hope that the people I love will always know they have somewhere to come to—in good times and bad. There's a magic in this song that brings me back to the session, because I had virtually no money for this record. When an old pal of my drummer's, Greg Troyer, said we could use his studio if he could play bass on the session, we took him up on it. Little did I know how beautiful the space was, or how freakishly talented this bass player was. And then I called up my buddy, Roddie Romero, to come play some slide guitar, and he just played the softest, quietest, most beautiful parts I could've ever heard. It was all just magic—creative people creating something from nothing. It's a very special thing to witness."

Easy to Love is set for release on September 15,

Marc Broussard Tour Dates

August 30 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe

August 31 – Dallas, TX – Soundminds Music Festvial Charity Show at Grananda Theater

September 2 – Oak Harbor, WA – Oak Harbor Music Festival

September 12 – Nashville, TN - Americana Fest

September 16 – Shreveport, LA – Highland Blues and Jazz Festival

September 23 - Williamson, GA - Double P Farms

September 28 – Columbia, TN – Columbia State Cherry Theater

October 1 - Gretna, LA - Gretna Geritage Festival

October 6 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater

October 7 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

October 10 –San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

October 11 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

October 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley

October 13 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

October 15 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

October 21 – Natchez, MS – The Freat Mississppii River Ballom Race

November 2 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House

November 3 - Kansas City, MO - Knucklehead’s

November 4 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews

November 5 - Saint Paul,

November 7 - Indianpolis, IN - The Hi-Fit

November 9 - Newark, OH - The Ballroom At Thirty One West

November 10 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage

November 11 - Cincinnati, OH - Ballroom at The Taft Theatre

November 12 - Pittsbugh, PA - Rex Theater

November 14 - New York, NY - City Winery

November 15 - New York, NY - City Winery

November 16 – Boston, MA – City Winery

November 17 – Boston, MA – City Winery

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