Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. This gift has been a matter of common knowledge since 2002, when Broussard released his debut album, ‘Momentary Setback,’ which he recorded and released independently at age 20. It was no secret before then, going back to those lucky witnesses who heard him belt “Johnny B. Goode” onstage at age 5 while sitting in with his father’s band. Throughout his life, Broussard has been tapped as a talent to watch.
Named the 2016 Durango / American Songwriter Sole Performer, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern rock artists like Jason Isbell and Kings of Leon as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 200 shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Foreigner, The Wood Brothers, Marc Broussard, Ellis Paul, and multiple showcases at the South By Southwest Music Festival. Kent is supported by The Collective, an amazing grassroots group of fans who help advise and fund his career in exchange for access to exclusive music, merchandise, and vote in the major decisions he makes. He’s officially endorsed by BOSE and Telefunken Microphones, and his song “Changes” was used by The Boston Red Sox this past season. Additionally, he’s a multi recipient of ASCAP Plus awards for his songwriting, receives radio play on SiriusXM, and is frequently featured on RollingStone.com. Currently Kent is hard at work in Nashville finishing up a new record with Grammy nominated Producer Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Neimann) to be released on Road Dog Records in 2016.
Marc’s song “Home” was successful at radio and catapulted him onto the national touring stage. His music has been placed in many TV shows and movies. The timeless, soulful nature of Marc’s vocal lends well to film and TV, and will continue to do so for years to come.
Most recently, Marc released an independent Christmas album titled ‘Magnolias & Mistletoe.’ The original song “Almost Christmas” received radio play worldwide. Marc’s next project is a charitable rhythm and blues covers record to be released summer 2016. He will be donating fifty percent of the proceeds to City of Refuge. For more info on City of Refuge please visit http://www.cityofrefugeatl.org/