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Tab Benoit

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. Born November 17, 1967, he's one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene. For most of the 1990s and into the 2000s, he's worked each of his records the old-fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium in favor with 50,000-watt commercial rock radio stations, so as a consequence, he's combined each of his releases with as many shows as he can possibly play. Since the release of his first album for Justice, Benoit has taken his brand of Cajun-influenced blues all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Nice and Warm, his debut album for Houston-based Justice Records, prompted some critics to say he was sometimes reminiscent of three blues guitar gods: Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix.

Although the hard-working, modest guitarist scoffs at those comparisons, and doesn't think he sounds like them (and doesn't try to sound like them, either), Benoit doesn't appear to be one who's easily led into playing rock & roll instead of his down-home blend of swamp blues and East Texas guitar-driven blues. Talk to Benoit at one of his shows, and he'll tell you about his desire to "stay the course" and not water down his blues by playing items that could be interpreted as "alternative" rock. Despite the screaming guitar licks he coaxes from his Telecaster and his powerful songwriting and singing abilities, Benoit's laid-back, down-to-earth personality off-stage is the exact opposite of his live shows.

Benoit's releases include Nice and Warm (1992), What I Live For (1994), Standing on the Bank (1995), and Live: Swampland Jam (1997), all recorded for Vanguard. Benoit then moved over to the Telarc label for These Blues Are All Mine (1999), Whiskey Store (2002, with Jimmy Thackery), Wetlands (2002), and The Sea Saint Sessions (2003). In 2004, Benoit released Whiskey Store Live, recorded with Thackery on the support tour for Whiskey Store. Fever for the Bayou was released on the Telarc label in 2005, a year that also also saw Voice of the Wetlands come out on Rykodisc. Another album from Telarc, Brother to the Blues, appeared in 2006. Power of the Pontchartrain and Night Train to Nashville followed in 2007 and 2008, respectively, while 2011 saw the release of Medicine, which featured seven songs co-written by Benoit and Anders Osborne among its 11 tracks. Considering that many of Benoit's records have surpassed the 50,000 mark, he seems well on his way to a career that could rival the kind of popularity the late Stevie Ray Vaughan enjoyed in the late '80s. ~ Richard Skelly & Al Campbell, Rovi
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just wanna take him home and make him feel better...
oow sweet blues
I'm new to the blues and listening to Tab Benoit. I'm glad I started listening to the blues. He's a great singer and guitarist.
giuli22151
You rock my bed with your blues.....
Fantastic
Saw him last week in his touring trio. Absolutely melted the room. He's insanely good.
Dang, ran outa room AGAIN!!!!!
Anyway, the kid`s REALLY TALENTED, & we're both HUGE Tab Benoit fanatics!!!! ! :-)
The 1st time I heard Tab Benoit, I thought he was an elderly black gentleman, like 1 of the
Kings, or someone similar, & I was TOTALLY
AWESTRUCK!!! ! ! Then I was informed ( by
my 10-yr-old nephew, of all people!!!) "Naw,
Auntie, he's Cajun, & he was born in 1967, &
I'm gonna play just like him when I get old
enough, & Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, 2!!!" I was a little surprised, but I got over it.
Now that nephew is 16, & has his own blues band, & he can play like an 88-yr.-old black
gentleman w
Saw him twice in Dallas @ the Granada. Great venue, awesome show!
Great artist & blues man! Just love his music. Fantastic in person.
This man is amazing. Even better live. I listen to him every single day. My absolute favorite.
Saw him in Kenner, La w/Voice of the Wetlands Allstars.... G r e a t Show!
jkovats0
great blues!
this my jamz
This man has BLUES DOWN IN HIS SOUL!
I'm so loving.....w h e n does he come back to Houston
You an Sonny Landreth best stuff to come outta Louisiana ! Since Me ! Hee Hee ;)
My favorite blues player alive today... man this guy's got soul!
rfp 71 dark skinned man Cyril Nevil, seen him at HOB w/SRB, man is a legend... played like it was 18... loved it...
If you ever get a chance to see this man live, DO IT!!! A true master of his craft... Brilliant!
Seeing him at Dosey Doe's Music Hall, just north of Houston was the best show ever!
Saw Tab in H-town he was awesome! Met him off stage and he was very humble. See in San Antonio in July!
roco.6078
get on down then... talk to me... that's right.
Did he get his first name from reading too much into things, especially guitar parts and or band members.
rfp. 71 the dark skinned man singing w/ Tab at Jazz Fest 2014 in the Great Cyril Neville. He IS a Voice of the Wetlands Allstar! He also plays w/Royal Southern Brotherhood. . . Y o u should check them out! Cyril also records on the side, Magic Honey is an amazing record...Swa m p F u n k at its Very Best!
This man is great! Remember seeing him a few times when I lived in New Orleans
rfp.71
Not trying to be racist but who was the dark skinned man singing with Tab at Jazz Fest 2014. He was tearing it up. Not the Chief and I have tried google to find out who he is. I think Tab was playing with the Voice of the Wetlands or something. Don't be hating on me. In New Orleans, not everybody dark skinned person can trace their lineage to Africa.
celdredge5
I had the pleasure of seeing Tab in Telluride, Colorado at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival a couple of years ago. He was amazing! I've been a fan ever since. Thanks Tab!
If you love him on Pandora....h i s LIVE SHOW will blow your mind!!!
This is my first time hearing Tab Benoit and I believe I'm in love with his music....tha n k s PANDORA, you all are AWESOME! ��
Love this guy, never heard of him before, thank you Pandora.
mcd96
I just heard Tab for the first time ever on Pandora. That's some sweeeeeeet blues, baby! I didn't hear the monster licks like SRV or Bonammassa, but I've only heard one tune so far.
This is the the kinda blues that will pull emotion from you.
A new blues hero next to Clapton & Vaughn - oh yeah
Jelaniejohns o n 3 4 - - - gary clark jr ?
Who is that new guy from Austin who does blues/rock?
milosdad
love the tone of his guitar.
nuclearshopp e r
This is Blues. Nuff said.
The man is "Blues" talented!
Thank you Tab!
future.solid
I hear SRV in his soul, voice, guitar
First time for me to listen to this awesome sounding blues man! I love him already!
bendyke
Tabs the man! Rockn blues. Nice to hear real music is sill made. Thank you!
THANK YOU TAB! YOUR SET AT JAZZ FEST WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! NOW, CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REPUBLIC SHOW ON FRIDAY!
HE IS UNIQUE & ORIGINAL.... . . . . . . . . H A T S OFF TO .....THOSE BLUES-XXXOOO O O O O O O O O O O O O O
Awesome!,,,,
CAN'T WAIT FOR JAZZ FEST!!!!
Great music.
bryan.grabow s k i 8 3
Fantastic
Rockin'
nothing like cold beer blues
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