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Blues Guitarist Tab Benoit Kicks Off National Tour April 29 at The Grand Opera House Of The South

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Photo: Tab Benoit by Jean Frank

(Crowley LA) – Renowned Blues guitarist Tab Benoit embarks on a year-long National tour, which kicks off at the Grand Opera House Of The South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Thursday, April 29. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets: $30.-$40. Info: (337) 785-0440 or visit Opening for Benoit is Whiskey Bayou Records recording artist, Josh Garrett.

The Louisiana-based guitarist just concluded six live shows that Tab co-headlined with Samantha Fish. Benoit and Fish also teamed last November at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium for a concert live streamed worldwide. “This is an artist whose playing speaks to you as much as his lyrics do,” wrote Music Connection magazine, reviewing Benoit’s Ryman show set. “What Tab lacked in theatrics he made up for with a warm and disarming stage presence and heartfelt playing.”

Benoit was selected a “30 Best Blues Guitarist In The World Today” by Guitar World  in 2020 and also co-authored recently-released book, Blues Therapy, about the blues and mental illness.

Benoit, who’s always been known for his environmental activism,  performed two nights in his hometown of Houma 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 the Spring of 2020.

The Louisiana musician has launched his own imprint, Whiskey Bayou Records, with partner and manager, Rueben Williams. The label has thus far released albums by such established artists as Eric McFadden, JP Soars, Alastair Greene, Damon Fowler, Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty, and Dash Rip Rock.

For Tab Benoit Spring/Summer Tour 2021 Dates See Here. 

Direct Support for Tab Benoit: Josh Garrett (April 29-May 8); Alastair Greene (May 27-June 13). Both Garrett and Greene are Whiskey Bayou Records Recording Artists.

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