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An Evening with Renowned Bayou Blues Guitarist, Tab Benoit

 Renowned Louisiana Bayou blues guitarist Tab Benoit is on tour throughout 2023, with a local performance at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St., Sunday, April 16. Show: 8PM. Tickets: $30. (General Admission); $45 (Reserved). Info: (850) 878-6900 or visit www.moonevents.com. Also performing: guitarist Alastair Greene, who released Alive In The New World on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records label this past January; and Special Guest, Larry McCray.

                                  Tab Benoit Live! Some Recent Reviews

    “The final song of the night was “Night Train” from 2005’s Fever on the Bayou which Benoit jammed on for over ten minutes with explosive guitar licks. It was a bring down the house conclusion,” wrote Blues Rock Revue in their recent review of Benoit’s show in Salem, OR. 

   “Based on how early the capacity crowd filled The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on a Thursday night, the world still loves a great guitar hero. The good news for concertgoers who came to the legendary venue last night was they got to see two guitar masters (Tab Benoit and JD Simo) on the same bill,” writes Rock ‘n’ Roll Truth.    

  “Tab Benoit has been a frequent Lincoln visitor over the three-plus decades that he’s been bringing his brand of blues out of Louisiana. Known for his distinctive guitar tone and fiery playing, he’s a powerhouse vocalist who sounds something like Otis Redding,” writes the Lincoln Journal-Star.

  “Benoit took the stage, and within ten minutes the rain slowed to a drizzle, then stopped completely.  Blues From The Top 1, Mother Nature 0,” writes Denver Entertainment Hub’s Rick Witt. “From his set opening “Why Are People Like That” to his encore “Medicine”, Benoit had the delighted crowd swinging, singing, and swaying. Benoit’s set was the perfect culmination of three fabulous days of extraordinary music at an extraordinary venue in an idyllic location”.

Tab Benoit is renowned throughout his thirty-plus-year career for his passionate environmental activism. To that end, he performed two nights in his hometown of Houma, Louisiana at the 16th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival. He also appears prominently in the IMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to protect and restore the Wetlands, and produced a CD to help restore that state’s Coastal Wetlands. Benoit was inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists in 2020.  Benoit is one of the featured musicians in the Sony Picture Classics 2022 movie JazzFest: A New Orleans StoryFrank Marshall & Ryan Suffern’s documentary on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   
  One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent time, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his setup is simple. It consists of a guitar, chord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.
April 4 (Tue) – San Antonio TX@Sam’s Burger Joint**
April 5 (Wed) – San Angelo TX@San Angelo PAC**
April 7 (Fri) – Baton Rouge LA@Chelsea’s Live**
April 8 (Sat) – Biloxi MS@Ground Zero Blues Club**
April 11 (Tue) – Birmingham AL@Saturn**
April 12 (Wed) – Murfreesboro TN@Hop Springs Beer Park**
April 13 (Thur) – Macon GA@Hargray Capitol Theatre**
April 14 (Fri) – Jacksonville FL@Ritz Theatre & Museum**
April 15 (Sat) – St Petersburg FL@Tampa Bay Blues Festival
April 16 (Sun) – Tallahassee FL@The Moon**
April 19 (Wed) – Wilmington NC@Brooklyn Arts Center**
April 20 (Thur) – Raleigh NC@Lincoln Theatre**
April 21 (Fri) – Elkin NC@The Reeves Theatre**
April 22 (Sat) – Newberry SC@Newberry Opera House**
April 29 (Sat) – New Orleans LA@The Fillmore
May 7 (Sun) – New Orleans LA@New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 19 (Fri) – El Dorado AR@First Financial Music Hall
May 20 (Sat) – Lake Charles LA@Crying Eagle Brewing Co.
May 24 (Wed) – Little Rock AR@Little Rock Thea
May 25 (Thur) – Shreveport LA@Shreve Station
May 26 (Fri) – Tomball TX@Main Street Crossing***
May 27 (Sat) – Tomball TX@Main Street Crossing***
June 1 (Thur) – Basalt CO@The Arts Campus at Willits
June 2 (Fri) – Fruita CO@James M. Robb Colorado River State Park
June 3 (Sat) – Greeley CO@Greeley Blues Jam
June 5 (Mon)  – Durango CO@Animas City Theatre
June 6 (Tue) – Albuquerque NM@National Hispanic Cultural Center
June 8 (Thur) – Oklahoma City OK@Tower Theatre
June 10 (Sat) – New Braunfels TX@Gruene Hall
June 30 (Fri) – Kansas City MO@Knuckleheads Saloon
July 1 (Sat) – Columbia MO@The Blue Note
July 2 (Sun) – St. Louis MO@City Winery
July 3 (Mon) – Chicago IL@City Winery
July 5 (Wed) – Three Oaks MI@Acorn Theatre
July 7 (FRi) – Warren OH@Robins Theatre
July 8 (Sat) – Johnstown PA@Flood City Music Fest
July 9 (Sun) – Sellersville PA@Sellersville Theater
Jul 11 (Tue) – Northampton MA@Bombyx
July 12 (Wed) – Fall River MA@Narrow Center For The Arts
July 13 (Thur) – Nashua NH@Nashua Center For The Arts
July 14 (Fri) – Fairfield CT@The Warehouse at FTC
July 15 (Sat) – Westbury NY@The Space At Westbury
July 18 (Tue) – Virginia Beach VA@Elevation 27
July 19 (Wed) – Hopwell VA@Beacon Theatre
July 20 (Thur) – Alexandria VA@The Birchmere
July 21 (Fri) – Annapolis MD@Rams Head On Stage
July 22 (Sat) – Annapolis MD@Rams Head On Stage
Aug 17 (Thur) – Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
Aug 18 (Fri) – Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
Sept 7/8/10 (Thur/Fri/Sun) – Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
Sept 30 (Sat) – Silsbee TX@Honky Tonk Texas
Nov 7/8/9/10/11 (Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat) – Ft Lauderdale FL@The Big Easy Cruise

                 ** Alastair Greene Support Act ***Matt Andersen Support Act  
 Tab Benoit Interviews/Promotional Materials/Show Passes Available.
Tab Benoit: Thunderbird Management/Rueben Williams
 (985) 688-5258 thunderbird@viscom.net
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES – Tab Benoit Feature/Interview
NASHVILLE SCENE – Tab Benoit Interview
SPLICE MAGAZINE – Swampland Jam Live Review

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