Artist: Sam Broussard


Sam Broussard and his Walden G570TB onstage at ArtPark, Lewiston NY.

"My technician Jason Soileau, who sets up guitars for Sonny Landreth, installed a Fishman Element pickup under the saddle. From there to a D-TAR Solstice preamp to the PA. I have a rubber soundhole cover, and I monitor the guitar behind me. With the Mamou Playboys' full rhythm section, I hear a perfectly clear and natural acoustic guitar sound. The Walden plays great, sounds great, and was hardly the most expensive link in the chain."

Sam plays a G570TB.

Sam Broussard is a lifer musician and has done little else but play. He toured with numerous Nashville acts, once with Jimmy Buffett, and played lead and sang on a million seller, Wildfire, by Michael Martin Murphey. In the mid-nineties he toured with European rock star Stephan Eicher and saw much of the world on his coattails, including Africa.

Sam grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is a French speaking Cajun who has a bad attitude about a certain hurricane and English songs with the word “gumbo” in them. For the last eight years he has been a member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, an outward expanding Cajun band that sings exclusively in French. Sam plays lead, writes songs and co-produces their albums; he wrote the title song for their 2003 Rounder Records album “Bon Rêve,” which received the band’s second Grammy nomination. Sam’s slide guitar teacher was Sonny Landreth, and recently he played acoustic guitar on Sonny’s “From the Reach” album.

His songs and rants can be heard and read at sambroussard.com.