Preview: Tab Benoit @ The Birchmere, 4/6/22

Tab Benoit performs live at the Ryman Auditorium in 2020. (Photo by Jean Frank.)

Tab Benoit, respected Louisiana-based blues guitarist, vocalist, and storyteller extraordinaire, has launched an ambitious 2022 Spring-Summer National Tour with the Whiskey Bayou Revue.

Locally, Tab Benoit performs in concert at The Birchmere, America’s Legendary Music Hall, on Wednesday, April 6.

Benoit is one of the featured musicians in the Sony Picture Classics 2022 movie JazzFest: A New Orleans Story, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern’s documentary on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

“With a grin on his face and sparkle in his eye from all the love he was receiving he grabbed his trusty Thinline Telecaster and without a seconds hesitation ripped into an absolutely blistering introduction to ‘Why Are People Like That,'” wrote Splice Magazine in a recent live review of Benoit’s live show. “His band laid out a perfect beat for Tab to weave his six-string magic. Tab’s vocal delivery was spot on, but his playing was otherworldly. There was no denying who was the master guitar player on tonight’s bill.”

Watch Tab Benoit perform “Why Are People Like That?” live at the 2010 WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, Kentucky, on YouTube:

One of last Summer’s memorable touring ensembles was Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam featuring Louisiana Bayou musical treasures Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (recently honored with a 2021-22 Grammy Nomination for his Bloodstains & Teardrops album on Whiskey Bayou Records), plus Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, and Benoit. The Grammy-nominated Tab Benoit, renowned throughout his 30-plus-year career for his passionate environmental activism, performed two nights in his hometown of Houma at the 16th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival.

Buy your tickets online now!

Tab Benoit and the Whiskey Bayou Revue
w/ Lightnin’ Malcolm
The Birchmere
Wednesday, April 6
Show @ 7:30pm
All ages

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