Blues Guitarist Tab Benoit Tour Kicks Off April 29 at The Grand Opera House Of The South In Crowley, Louisiana
****Whiskey Bayou Records Artists Josh Garrett, Alastair Greene Joining Benoit on Tour For Selected Dates in April, May, June****
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 Opening for Benoit is Whiskey Bayou Records recording artist, Josh Garrett.
The Louisiana-based guitarist just concluded six big shows that Tab co-headlined with another blues guitarist at the top of her game, Samantha Fish. Benoit and Fish also teamed last November at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium for a concert live streamed worldwide.
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.
TAB BENOIT ON TOUR! SPRING/SUMMER 2021 ITINERARY
Apr. 29 (Thur) GRAND OPERA HOUSE OF THE SOUTH Crowley LA
Apr. 30 (Fri) SOUL KITCHEN MUSIC HALL Mobile AL
May 1 (Sat) THE MOON Tallahassee FL
May 3 (Mon) THE FUNKY BISCUIT Boca Raton FL
May 4 (Tues) THE FUNKY BISCUIT Boca Raton FL
May 5 (Wed) KING CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS Melbourne FL
May 6 (Thur) THE WHARF Kissimmee FL
May 8 (Sat) CAPITOL THEATER Clearwater FL
May 27 (Thur) THE TRALF Buffalo NY
May 28 (Fri.) ROBINS THEATER Warren OH
May 29 (Sat.) TOKEN LOUNGE Westfield MI
May 30 (Sun) WOODLANDS TAVERN Columbus OH
June 2 (Wed) MOONTOWN BREWING COMPANY Whitestown IN
June 3 (Thur) THE ACORN Three Oaks MI
June 6 (Sun) CITY WINERY Chicago IL
June 7 (Mon) CITY WINERY Chicago IL
June 8 (Tues) CITY WINERY Chicago IL
June 10 (Thur) THE SLOWDOWN Omaha NB
June 11 (Fri) KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON Kansas City MO
June 12 (Sat) COTILLION BALLROOM Wichita KS
June 13 (Sun) TOWER THEATER Oklahoma City June 26 (Sat) FIRST FINANCIAL MUSIC HALL El Dorado, AR
June 30 (Wed) STARGAZERS THEATER Colorado Springs
July 3 (Sat) AVON PERFORMANCE PAVILION Avon CO
July 4 (Sun) MESA THEATER Grand JunctionCO
July 23 (Fri) THE 04 CENTER Austin TX
July 24 (Sat) THE HEIGHTS THEATER Houston TX
Aug 7 (Sat) THREE CAVES Huntsville AL
Aug 12 (Thur) RHYTHM CITY CASINO RESORT Davenport, IA
Aug 14 (Sat) BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL Duluth, MN
Aug 19 (Thur) RIVER CITY CASINO St. Louis, MO
Aug 22 (Sun) THE KENT STAGE Kent, OH
Aug 24 (Tues) BEACHLAND BALLROOM Cleveland OH
Aug 25 (Wed) JERGELS RHYTHM GRILLE Warrendale, PA
Aug 26 (Thur) LEESBURG THEATER Leesburg VA
Sept 14 (Tues) RHYTHM ROOM Phoenix AZ
Sept 15 (Wed) RHYTHM ROOM Phoenix AZ
Sept 16 (Thur) BELLY UP TAVERN Solana Beach CA
Oct 19 (Tues) RAMS HEAD ON STAGE Annapolis MD
Oct 20 (Wed) RAMS HEAD ON STAGE Annapolis MD
Oct 21 (Thur) THE BIRCHMERE Alexandria VA
Oct 22 (Fri) ELEVATION 27 Virginia Bch VA
Oct 24 (Sun) PARAMOUNT BRISTOL Bristol TN
Oct 26 (Tues) SELLERSVILLE THEATER Sellersville PA
Oct 28 (Thur) COHOES MUSIC HALL Cohoes PA
Oct 29 (Fri) INFINITY MUSIC HALL Hartford CT
Oct 30 (Sat) CENTER FOR THE ARTS Natick MA
Nov 2 (Tues) CITY WINERY Boston MA
Nov 3 (Wed) BULL RUN Shirley MA
Nov 4 (Thur) SPIRE CENTER/PERFORMING ARTS Plymouth MA
Nov 14 (Sun) TAFT THEATER Cincinnati OH
*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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