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Tab Benoit, Renowned Blues Guitarist/Vocalist, On Tour

Performs Locally: CRESCENT BALLROOM Thurs, Aug. 25 - 8PM

The Crescent Ballroom Presents: An Evening with Guitarist Tab Benoit, Thursday, August 25, at 8PM. Tickets: $49. 308 N. 2nd Ave. Info: (602) 716-2222 or visit http://www.crescentphx.com. Opening for Benoit: Guitarist JD Simo, a Chicago-born, now Nashville transplant and one-man crusade dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. Simo has worked as a songwriter, guitarist, and producer with artists such as Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Dave Cobb, Blackberry Smoke, and has even been a member of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh’s “Phil & Friends”. Simo’s latest album Mind Control was released in 2021.

What The Press Is Saying About…Tab Benoit 

“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”.

More About Tab Benoit

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.

Upcoming Performance Dates

  • Aug 25 (Thur) – Phoenix AZ@Crescent Ballroom
  • Aug 26 (Fri) – Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
  • Aug 27 (Sat) – Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender 
  • Aug 28 (Sun) – Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
  • Aug 30 (Tue) – Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
  • Aug 31 (Wed) – Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
  • Sept 1 (Thur) – San Juan Capistrano CA@The Coach House
  • Sept 2 (Fri) – Santa Barbara CA@Lobero Theater
  • Sept 3 (Sat) – Bakersfield CA@World Records
  • Sept 4 (Sun) – San Francisco CA@ The Great American Music Hall
  • Sept 5 (Mon) – Felton CA@Felton Music Hall
  • Sept 6 (Tue) – Sacramento CA@Sofia Tsakapolous Center For The Arts
  • Sept 8 (Thur) – Salem OR@Elsinore Theater
  • Sept 9 (Fri) – Seattle WA@Benaroya Hall
  • Sept 10 (Sat) – Spokane WA@Knitting Factory
  • Sept 16 (Fri) – Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
  • Sept 17 (Sat) – Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
  • Oct 6 (Wed) – Auburn AL@City Of Auburn Amphitheater
  • Oct 7 (Thur) – Birmingham AL@Iron City
  • Oct 11 (Tue) – Little Rock AR@The Hall*
  • Oct 13 (Wed) – Fort Worth TX@Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall*
  • Oct 14 (Thur) – Houston TX@Miller Outdoor Theater
  • Nov 3 (Thur) – Kent OH@The Kent Stage
  • Nov 5 (Sat) – Cahoes NY@Cahoes Music Hall
  • Nov 6 (Sun) – East Greenwich RI@The Odeum
  • Nov 8 (Tue) – Old Saybrook CT@Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 
  • Nov 9 (Wed) – Plymouth MA@Spire Center For The Performing Arts
  • Nov 10 (Thur) – Newton, NJ@The Newton Theater
  • Nov 11 (Fri) – Peterborough NH@Peterborough Town House Concert Hall
  • Nov 12 (Sat) – Beverly MA@Cabot Theater
  • Nov 13 (Sun) – Plymouth NH@The Flying Monkey
  • Nov 15 (Tue) – Sellersville PA@The Sellersville Theater
  • Nov 16 (Wed) – Richmond VA@Tin Pan
  • Nov 17 (Thur) – Falls Church VA@The State Theater
  • Nov 18 (Fri) – Reading PA@Reading Blues Festival
  • Dec 1 (Thur) – Tampa FL@Tampa Theater*
  • Dec 2 (Fri) – Ft. Lauderdale FL@The Parker
  • Dec 3 (Sat) – Jacksonville FL@Florida Theater*
  • Dec. 4 (Sun) – Melbourne FL@King Center For The Performing Arts*
  • Dec 6 (Tue) – Orlando FL@The Plaza Live*
  • Dec 8 (Wed) – Atlanta GA@Variety Playhouse
  • Dec 9 (Thur) – Charlotte NC@Neighborhood Theater
  • Dec 10 (Fri) – Knoxville TN@The Bijou Theater
  • Dec 11 (Sat.) – Rocky Mount VA@Harvester Performance Center
  • Dec. 13 (Mon.) – Winston Salem NC@The Ramkat

 * With Dirty Dozen Brass Band





CHICAGO SUN-TIMES – Tab Benoit Feature/Interview
NASHVILLE SCENE – Tab Benoit Interview
SPLICE MAGAZINE – Swampland Jam Live Review



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