When singer-songwriter Marc Broussard reflects about "Home" on the rootsy opening track of his full-length debut (which follows his 2002 EP Momentary Setback), he's talking about Carencro, La. His hometown not only inspired this album's title but also the bluesy bayou sounds that spice up Broussard's music. With his distinct Cajun flavor and a hearty baritone that at times recalls Blues Traveler's John Popper, Broussard, 22, puts his own soulful stamp on pop-rock numbers such as the infectious R&B-tinged ditty "Rocksteady" and the Southern-fried ballad "Lonely Night in Georgia." Broussard, a third-generation musician who has been performing since the age of 5, gets some support from his father, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, on four cuts, including "The Wanderer," which takes it down home with some banjo picking and the Carencro Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir.
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