Beloved soul singer Marc Broussard recently released S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul On A Mission, an album filled with covers of songs from the 50’s and 60’s. The new release has a special function, as 50% of all proceeds went to City Of Refuge – an Atlanta-based charity that does groundbreaking work for the homeless population of the city.The S.O.S. album was actually the second in a series released by Broussard, with the first album mainly picking on upbeat soul numbers from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. The second dug deeper into the genres and pulled out hits from its earliest days.“About a year ago, when we decided to do SOS 2, we tossed around several themes like blues, soul and even yacht rock,” explains Broussard. “But something about this song “Cry To Me” called out like it needed to be heard by the world again. I couldn’t get away from it. I’ve followed my gut at every step during this process and hopefully it pays off because we’re gonna help a lot of people.”From there, Broussard got to work on S.O.S 2, putting together a beautiful album in the process. But he’s not done yet! “The plan is to release an S.O.S. album every year along with associated video content and leverage those through licensing and sales to help those in poverty.”We’re honored to premiere the first video in support of S.O.S. 2. Watch as Marc Broussard covers an Otis Redding classic, “These Arms of Mine,” in the video below..Says Broussard, “This is the first Otis Redding song I ever heard. I was 8 years old and my dad had just joined a new band and was learning a bunch of new material. I fell in love with Otis’ music that day and have only grown to love it more through the years.”Broussard will be playing these songs and his original material on tour throughout the month of November. You can see the full schedule below, and head to his website for more information.Marc Broussard Tour DatesNovember 3 – Atlanta, GA – City WineryNovember 4 – Nashville, TN – City WineryNovember 17 – Austin, TX – Music and Memories Benefiting Alzheimers Texas- The Moody TheaterNovember 18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger JointNovember 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada TheaterNovember 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey DoeNovember 26 – Charlotte, NC – “Heart and Sou” benefit concert @ Amos’ SouthendNovember 30 – New York, NY – City Winery (Holiday Show)December 23 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall Christmas Show*Marc + Ted Broussard (acoustic)
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an interim final rule this week that outlines provisions for legal hemp production. The NCUA in August released interim guidance allowing federally insured credit unions to provide certain financial services to legally-operating hemp businesses, and is expected to release additional guidance taking into account the USDA’s rule. NAFCU met with FinCEN recently to discuss potential guidance related to hemp banking.Hemp-derived products became legal at the federal level under the 2018 Farm Bill. However, until the USDA’s interim rule, there were no regulations for hemp production resulting in little guidance for credit unions to use in performing due diligence to determine if hemp producers were compliant with the law.The interim final rule provides provisions for hemp production and addresses discrepancies in certain circumstances – such as state and tribal laws – where it might still be illegal. The rule takes effect once published in the Federal Register; it will also be open for a 60-day comment period once published.The NCUA developed guidance for credit unions to serve hemp-related businesses at the request of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. NAFCU has resources available for credit unions on hemp banking, including an article in NAFCU’s Compliance Monitor, which discusses the background on legalizing industrial hemp and how credit unions that provide services to marijuana-related businesses could be impacted by recent changes.