Music has always been close to Marc Broussard’s heart. The Louisiana native’s bluesy soul-pop is sprinkled with Cajun spice and fueled by a legacy extending back to his father, Ted Broussard, a guitarist for regional swamp-pop icons the Boogie Kings. Broussard got his start with Christian-pop act Y around the millennium before launching his solo career at 20 with 2002’s Momentary Setback. His big weapon is a distinctive baritone croon whose gruff warmth and embrace are as sweet and expansive as maple syrup. Its versatility allows Broussard to segue easily from silky blue-eyed soul to hot-stepping, horn-driven swamp-funk and taut, visceral blues. He makes fine use of his vocal gift though his soul-pop sometimes strays so far into Adult Contemporary it sounds die-cut. He signed to a major for 2004’s Carencro, then hit the Billboard charts in 2007 with S.O.S.: Save Our Soul, a covers album featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and Allen Toussaint. Keep Coming Back followed in 2008. Broussard recently finished his fifth album, a self-titled effort that’s only available at shows until its official release in June. He calls it his most honest, personal effort and his best release to date, describing it as a love letter to his wife.