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Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit - guitar, vocalist With all the makings of an American music icon, Tab Benoit has become one of the premiere roots stylists of the century. Tab has paid his dues as a road troubadour playing 250 nights a year performing at venues across North America, honing his guitar chops and becoming part of Louisiana folklore. Tab Benoit is a Cajun, born November 17, 1967; he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band�"a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun- spiced vocal attack

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tab Benoit at the Center for Humanities and Arts

Read "Tab Benoit at the Center for Humanities and Arts" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tab Benoit Center for Humanities and Arts -Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, Arkansas February 7, 2020 The twin cities, Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas have a secret. It is a perfect, medium-audience venue for music, theater, and assorted other presentations. The Center for Humanities and Arts at Pulaski ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues

Read "Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I considered using the word surviving, instead of thriving, in the title. However, as you will see, Walter Trout has done much more than “just survive" his real life blues. Trout speaks candidly about his struggles and near fatal experience with liver disease and the ensuing transplant. He also spoke with humor, vigor, and a renewed ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

The April 2013 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at JazzBluesFlorida.com as a new easy-to-read format with a soundtrack from the month’s featured artist. The articles are all previews of local and touring artists with upcoming performances throughout Florida. Along with the ezine, the site offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars: Schwenksville, PA, August 19, 2012

Read "Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars: Schwenksville, PA, August 19, 2012" reviewed by Wade Luquet

The Voices of the Wetlands All-StarsPhiladelphia Folk FestivalSchwenksville, PAAugust 19, 2012The farmland northwest of Philadelphia is a long way from the swamps of Louisiana, but the two came together for a good cause at the 51st annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, PA. Closing out the Saturday evening set at the ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Steve Bailey Named Chair of Berklee's Bass Department

Berklee College of Music announces that Steve Bailey has been named chair of the college's Bass Department. Bailey, six-string fretless bass pioneer, educator, and author, begins his tenure this summer. He succeeds Rich Appleman, who retired in May 2012 after holding the position for 40 years. A partial list of Bailey's extensive recording and performance credits ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tab Benoit: Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit

Read "Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Louisiana-born guitarist and singer Tab Benoitis from so deep in the wetlands that it's almost all ocean. Hailing from Houma, the seat of Terrebonne Parish, Benoit has indisputable bayou bona fides and the exposure to that musical and cultural melting pot called the Gulf Rim that comes with it. Telarc's Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Tab Benoit Compilation from Telarc/Concord Coming April 3

New Tab Benoit Compilation from Telarc/Concord Coming April 3

In a career of more than two decades, blues guitarist/vocalist Tab Benoit has generated an impressive body of work—every note of it rooted in the rich and centuries-old musical and cultural traditions of his native Louisiana. While his earliest recordings and performances may have established him as a genuine blues musician, his ever-expanding body of work ...

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Tab Benoit - Medicine

Featuring the music of Tab Benoit
Duration: 2:26

Benoit in studio featuring Anders Osborne, Ivan Neville, Corey Duplechin, drummer Brady Blade, and Michael Doucet.

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