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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
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Legacy: The Best Of Tab Benoit

1. Shelter Me (Feat. Louisiana's LeRoux)

2. Night Train

3. I Put A Spell On You (Feat. Kenny Neal)

4. For What It's Worth (Feat. Louisiana's LeRoux)

5. Nice And Warm

6. Muddy Bottom Blues

7. Darkness

8. Comin' On Strong (Feat. Billy Joe Shaver & Waylon Thibodeaux)

9. The Blues Is Here To Stay

10. Medicine

11. These Arms Of Mine

12. Whiskey Store

13. New Orleans Ladies (Live)

14. Bayou Boogie

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Track List: Medicine

1. Medicine

2. Sunrise

3. A Whole Lotta Soul

4. Come And Get It

5. Broke And Lonely

6. Long Lonely Bayou

7. In It To Win It

8. Can't You See

9. Nothing Takes The Place Of You

10. Next To Me

11. Mudboat Melissa

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Track List: Best Of The Bayou Blues

1. Voodoo On The Bayou

2. Drownin' On Dry Land

3. Somehow

4. Jambalaya

5. Nice And Warm

6. Rainy Day Blues

7. Gone Too Long

8. What I Live For

9. Mother Earth

10. Crawfishin'

11. Standing On The Bank

12. The Seventh Son

13. You Got What I Want

14. Cherry Tree Blues

15. Hot Tamale Baby

16. These Blues Are All Mine

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Track List: Brother To The Blues

1. Pack It Up

2. Bring It On Home To Me

3. Brother To The Blues

4. Why Are People Like That?

5. I'm On Your Side

6. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

7. If You Love Me

8. Comin' On Strong

9. So High

10. Grace's Song

11. Moon Coming Over The Hill

12. Somehow

13. Can't Do One More Two Step

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Track List: Fever For The Bayou

1. Night Train

2. Little Girl Blues

3. I Smell A Rat

4. Fever For The Bayou

5. Lost In Your Lovin'

6. Golden Crown

7. I Can't Hold Out

8. The Blues Is Here To Stay

9. Got Love If You Want It

10. Blues So Bad

11. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It

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Track List: The Sea Saint Sessions

1. Baby Blue (feat. Brian Stoltz)

2. Boat Launch Baby

3. Sufferin' Mind

4. Hustlin' Down In New Orleans

5. Solid Simple Thing

6. What I Have To Do

7. Monk's Blues (feat. Monk Boudreaux)

8. Making The Bend (feat. George Porter)

9. Howlin' For My Darling

10. Darkness

11. Plareen Man (feat. Cyril Neville)

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Track List: Wetlands

1. Fast And Free

2. Stackolina

3. I Got Loaded

4. Muddy Bottom Blues

5. When A Cajun Man Gets The Blues

6. Too Sweet For Me

7. Down In The Swamp

8. These Arms Of Mine

9. Dog Hill

10. Her Mind Is Gone

11. Loves Lips

12. Let Love Take Control

13. Georgia

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Track List: These Blues Are All Mine

1. I'm Tired

2. Crosscut Saw

3. These Blues Are Mine

4. Lights Are On But Nobody's Home

5. Raided That Joint

6. Crawfishin'

7. Mother Earth

8. Don't Lose Your Cool

9. Jambalaya

10. Twenty Nine Ways

11. Keep Yourself From Crying Too

12. Travelin' South

13. Bayou Boogie

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Track List: Live: Swampland Jam

1. Let Love Take Control (Live)

2. Ain't Gonna Do It (Live)

3. Moon Coming Over The Hill (Live)

4. Too Many Dirty Dishes W/Henry Gray (Live)

5. Keep On Moving (Live)

6. Heart Of Stone (Live)

7. Gone Too Long (Live)

8. Garbage Man W/Ryful Neal (Live)

9. Crawling Kingsnake W/ Jumpin ' Johnny Sansone (Live)

10. Louisiana Style W/Jumpin' Johnny Sansone (Live)

11. It Takes A Long Time W/Tabby Thomas (Live)

12. Hot Tamale Baby W/Chubby Carrier (Live)

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Track List: Standing On The Bank

1. Make Your Mind Up

2. Me And My Guitar

3. Downtown

4. Standing On The Bank

5. Matchbox Blues

6. Rainy Day Blues

7. You Got What I Want

8. The Seventh Son

9. If I Could Quit You

10. Laundromat Blues

11. Going Down

12. Still Going Down The Road

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Track List: What I Live For

1. Blues Come Walkin' In

2. Who's Been Talkin'

3. Cross The Line

4. Time And Time Again

5. Cherry Tree Blues

6. Somehow

7. She's My Number One

8. Too Many Drivers At The Wheel

9. Night Life

10. Don't Cut Off Your Hair

11. Wide Open

12. What I Live For

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Track List: Nice And Warm

1. Nice And Warm

2. Open Book

3. So High

4. I Put A Spell On You

5. Bone Pickin'

6. Shining Moon

7. The Killing Floor

8. Up And Gone

9. She's Out There Somewhere

10. Drownin' On Dry Land

11. Down In The Swamp

12. Voodoo On The Bayou

13. Ramblin' On My Mind

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Can't wait to see you again later this years in springs
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curtyarger
Following you my friend from Ohio. Love your music! Swing back through Ohio often. We love you....
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6+ decades of mostly Rock and Blues.
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l_clouden
I just love his music!
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Like his style of music being close to New Orleans my hometown his talent is rooted in him ������
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Tab Benoit reminds me of some early licks from Gary Moore pre-Thin Lizzy and then later on just before we lost him. Tab, if you read these comments, that's pretty good company. Post more when you're coming to Knoxville and I'll be in the front row.
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pinewood02
This guy is great
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Nothing like Cajun blue's
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Great blues the way I like. Groulin!
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OMG love this guy
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TB Blues ........
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Love it.
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Beautiful! Love love love
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You are rocking it ...........Y e a h !
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sspergel1
Lucky enough to see him on the Blue Cruises.
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No one does it like you my friend !!
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Tab is awesome and yes he chats with the audience. Saw him in small club...prefe c t ! !
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chrissyredd
This guy is amazing!!!
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gothycdesing s . . . . . y o u wanna see a guy that tears up a blues guitar and is very funny check out Albert Collins, maybe you all ready know of him....he died some yrs back , ck him out on utube. I ain't drunk I'm just drinking.
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Walter Trout....dig g i n g his blues rock. Also found Warren Haynes; Government Mule, check him out if you haven't. ...
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I thumbs up anything of his that comes up. He seems like a funny guy as well watching some of the vids on youtube. Seems to love to talk to the crowds. These days thats kind of lost with other bands. Hardly no interaction. This guy has it all.
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These blues are all mine just got so much soul it's unreal
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kellejr
I saw him years ago in Tacoma, WA, early 2000s. If I remember correctly, he went back in the kitchen and cooked up a meal, Cajun style, for a number of people. Very cool!!
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jodiegaynor
I really wish he'd head north of I10 to I49 or I20 Mamou Mardi Gras is coming you should be as well tab! NORTHERN LOUISIANA FOLKS love your shiny moon to yeah!
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I missed his show at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, (Detroit), Michigan. Missing his show won't happen again! Rating? * * * * *
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A 1 in my book
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Just bare a** naked blues! Just the best he can!!!! Tks Tab The only thing missing is my Dixie beer and crawfish!!!!
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dragonlady60 8 8
Outstanding
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One of the freshest sounds in a long time
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A bad mamre jammer
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; - )
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Stops by david..radio from time to time.
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Tab, I love listening to your music, currently on a road trip heading north on the I-5 freeway in California to Truckee and then on to Lake Tahoe for a little gambling. Thanks for keeping us company, dear loved one!
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errolguidry
IM A COONASS.... IS TAB?
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Tab is the best, a very good humble bluesman. My personal favorite and just a down to earth musician', blueaman and voodoo daddy
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Thank you for making my day. There are better days ahead for me.
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go2tena
Oh Lordy his voice makes me quiver....
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Badass
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Come by
david...radi o
sometime.
david...
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This is the way to jam hell"s ya..jam it suck"a..!!!!
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This is A F**k n jammer..!!!!
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What I have to do
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This song f**king rocks
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This will knock u out
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Just just bought some really good herb and it's perfect with this song got my headphones on and I'm feeling nice Friday night 65° and clear
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So I just drop in very nice I'm going to stay a while if no body minds
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acyr4
This Acadian loves this Cajun. Great blues player & singer.
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Wow I just started listening to his sound and he sure can lay it down.!! I'm really enjoying the journey. Benoit thanks for your sound.
Jen
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The man can lay it down!!
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billiot.vond a
I like me some Mr Monk ( I think he has the coolest disposition and don't even know him personally it's just something about him !!!!
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