Review: Marc Broussard’s album ‘S.O.S. 4 – Blues For Your Soul’

Album Review

Marc Broussard. Photo by Jeff Fasano.

By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam

Review: Marc Broussard – S.O.S. 4 – Blues For Your Soul album – Release date March 3, 2023

Every once in a while, music critics and/or reviewers speak about – blues revival. The question is, though, did blues go away at any point in modern music?

The answer is no, it didn’t it just might have not been in the main focus at some point or other, but the true fans never forgot it, and kept picking up on blues artists new and old all the time. Of course, particularly the good ones.

Having latter in, mind it was no wonder that Louisiana guitarist/vocalist Marc Broussard quickly became a buzz name in the blues fan’s circles, both for his outstanding guitar chips and equally good vocals.

Now, Broussard is back with  S.O.S. 4 – Blues For Your Soul, his new album, this time released on Joe Bonamassa’s blues label.

Here, Broussard presents a small history of electric blues, but with that, so-called ‘Bayou Soul’ twist , a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots, as his PR rightfully notes. Essentially it is a mix of Broussard’s very southern soul vocals and a guitar style that combines the sound of three blues kings – B.B. King, Freddie King and Albert King.

In just a few words – simply excellent blues. 

“S.O.S. 4: Blues For Your Soul” Track Listing

1. I’ve Got to Use My Imagination featuring Joe Bonamassa
2. I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do featuring Joe Bonamassa
4. Cuttin’ In featuring Roddie Romero
5. Dreamer
6. Empire State Express
7. Love, The Time Is Now featuring Bobby Junior
8. I Asked for Water featuring JJ Grey
9. I Like to Live the Love featuring Eric Krasno
10. Locked Up in Jail (Prison Blues) featuring Josh Smith
11. Driving Wheel featuring Joe Bonamassa
12. When Will I Let Her Go featuring Joe Bonamassa




Ljubinko Zivkovic