Tab Benoit at City Winery Chicago with Special Guest Alastair Greene

Photos © 2021 by: Roman Sobus

Photos © 2021 by: Roman Sobus

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Biography:

In 1992 Benoit released his first recording Nice and Warm on the Justice Label. The title track became a AAA Radio hit and Benoit’s touring career kicked into high gear. Nice and Warm prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Tab began playing two-hundred and fifty shows a year, a schedule he has kept up for over twenty years. He recorded four albums for Justice Records before being signed to the Vanguard label, and became Louisiana’s Number One Blues export. Vanguard allowed Tab to produce his own recordings; Tab wanted to record the sound that he was trying to create and in 1999 Vanguard Records released These Blues Are All Mine.

Tab Benoit’s music evolved again after he signed with the Telarc International/Concord Music Group in 2002. He began to strip it down to a three-piece group, where he found more freedom as a guitarist. He was also on a mission in wanting to use his music and his energy to bring attention to Louisiana’s coastal erosion issues. Tab began to spend more time in the Wetlands and it was where he began to write his songs. Wetlands was the title of his first Telac/Concord International release. The record combined many musical styles that are indigenous to Louisiana, while he began to play accordion lines and washboard on guitar. Wetlands was a mile marker that definitively marked Tab’s further musical progression into his own original sound and style.

Following the release of Wetlands in 2004 Benoit founded the Voice of the Wetlands non-profit organization and began to use music and gather other musicians to use their platforms for getting the message out. He put together an all-star band that featured Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux that became The Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars. The Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars have released two CDs and occasionally tour throughout the country.

Benoit recently 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, Damon Fowler, Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty, and Dash Rip Rock. In 2019 Benoit hits the road for a major U.S. Tour, the Whiskey Bayou Revue, featuring Benoit and several of his label’s artists.

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Tour Dates:

06/06/21 CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE CITY WINERY
06/07/21 CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE CITY WINERY
06/08/21 CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE CITY WINERY
06/10/21 OMAHA, NE UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE THE SLOWDOWN
06/11/21 KANSAS CITY, MO UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON
06/12/21 WICHITA, KS UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE COTILLION BALLROOM
06/13/21 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK UNITED STATES W/ ALASTAIR GREENE TOWER THEATRE
06/26/21 EL DORADO, AR UNITED STATES FIRST FINANCIAL MUSIC HALL
06/29/21 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO UNITED STATES STARGAZERS THEATRE
06/30/21 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO UNITED STATES STARGAZERS THEATRE
07/01/21 FORT COLLINS, CO UNITED STATES AGGIE THEATER
07/02/21 DENVER, CO UNITED STATESSCULPTURE PARK
07/03/21 AVON, CO UNITED STATES AVON PERFORMANCE PAVILION
07/04/21 GRAND JUNCTION, CO UNITED STATES MESA THEATER
07/11/21 SIOUX FALLS, SD UNITED STATES THE DISTRICT
07/14/21 COLUMBIA, MO UNITED STATES ROSE PARK AT ROSE MUSIC HALL
07/15/21 LINCOLN, NE UNITED STATES BOURBON THEATER
07/16/21 DES MOINES, IA UNITED STATES WOOLY’S
07/17/21 SPRINGFIELD, MO UNITED STATES OUTLAND BALLROOM
07/20/21 SAN ANTONIO, TX UNITED STATES SAM’S BURGER JOINT
07/21/21 DALLAS, TX UNITED STATES THE KESSLER
07/22/21 TYLER, TX UNITED STATES STANLEY’S FAMOUS PIT BBQ
07/23/21 AUSTIN, TX UNITED STATES THE 04 CENTER
07/24/21 HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES THE HEIGHTS THEATER
08/07/21 HUNTSVILLE, AL UNITED STATES THREE CAVES
08/12/21 DAVENPORT, IA UNITED STATES RHYTHM CITY CASINO RESORT
08/14/21 DULUTH, MN UNITED STATES BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
08/17/21 THREE OAKS, MI UNITED STATES THE ACORN
08/19/21 ST. LOUIS, MO UNITED STATES RIVER CITY CASINO
08/22/21 KENT, OH UNITED STATES THE KENT STAGE
08/24/21 CLEVELAND, OH UNITED STATES BEACHLAND BALLROOM
08/25/21 WARRENDALE, PA UNITED STATES JERGEL’S RHYTHM GRILLE
08/26/21 LEESBURG, VA UNITED STATES TALLY HO THEATRE
08/28/21 AUGUSTA, NJ UNITED STATES MICHAEL ARNONE’S CRAWFISH FEST
09/14/21 PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES THE RHYTHM ROOM
09/15/21 PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES THE RHYTHM ROOM
09/16/21 SOLANA BEACH, CA UNITED STATES BELLY UP TAVERN
09/17/21 BAKERSFIELD, CA UNITED STATES WORLD RECORDS
09/22/21 FELTON, CA UNITED STATES FELTON MUSIC HALL
09/23/21 BERKELEY, CA UNITED STATES CORNERSTONE
10/19/21 ANNAPOLIS, MD UNITED STATES RAMS HEAD ON STAGE
10/20/21 ANNAPOLIS, MD UNITED STATES RAMS HEAD ON STAGE
10/21/21 ALEXANDRIA, VA UNITED STATES BIRCHMERE
10/22/21 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA UNITED STATES ELEVATION 27
10/24/21 BRISTOL, TN UNITED STATES PARAMOUNT BRISTOL
10/26/21 SELLERSVILLE, PA UNITED STATES SELLERSVILLE THEATER
10/28/21 COHOES, NY UNITED STATES COHOES MUSIC HALL
10/29/21 HARTFORD, CT UNITED STATES INFINITY HALL
10/30/21 NATICK, MA UNITED STATES THE CENTER FOR ARTS
11/02/21 BOSTON, MA UNITED STATES CITY WINERY
11/03/21 SHIRLEY, MA UNITED STATES BULL RUN
11/04/21 PLYMOUTH, MA UNITED STATES SPIRE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
11/06/21 HOPEWELL, VA UNITED STATES BEACON THEATRE
11/11/21 JACKSON, MS UNITED STATES MARTIN’S
11/12/21 BIRMINGHAM, AL UNITED STATES SATURN
11/14/21 CINCINNATI, OH UNITED STATES TAFT THEATRE

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