Excited to be opening for Tab Bonoit with Jonathan Sloane' at The Birchmere Saturday, February 13th! Get your tickets now! http://www.birchmere.com/calendar/ http://www.tabbenoit.com/ Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.
3 X Grammy Nominated, 4 X Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and 5 X "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner the Legendary Tab Benoit. Tab Benoit's latest Studio Release "MEDICINE" the long awaited studio recording by Tab Benoit will be released on Telarc International / Concord Music Group in April 2011. The 11 song "MEDICINE" was co- produced by Tab Benoit / Anders Osborne and engineered by David Z at Dockside Studio in Maurice, LA. The recording features Tab on guitar and vocals along with Anders Osborne on guitar , Ivan Neville on Hammond B3, Drummer Brady Blade, Corey Duplechin on Bass, and Michael Doucet on Fiddle. Six of the most relevant root's musicians of today have joined together to bring to you the deepest grooves and most meaningful roots music that some say top Tab Benoit's catalog. 11 NEW SONGS that consist of 7 NEW TAB BENOIT classics co-written by Tab Benoit and Anders Osborne. Medicine is your best musical purchase of 2011/2012 So Be sure to get your dose of Medicine just in time for SUMMER.
Baton Rouge's premier musical export Tab Benoit plays a style combining swamp, soul and Chicago blues. Maintaining a commitment to his Cajun roots, Tab released over a dozen albums, has three Grammy nods and won a pair of Blues Music Awards. B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award Recipient Tommy Castro is famed not only for his hard hitting, impassioned vocals, soaring guitar work and his blues infused, rocking RnB sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show. "Castro combines the earthy soulfulness of Albert Collins and B.B. King with the polish of Robert Cray." - BILLBOARD “Castro plays infectious, roaring roadhouse romps with incendiary licks and a touch of New Orleans soul.” - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “The blues is in good hands. Tommy Castro has the voice and the sound to touch everybody’s heart.” - CARLOS SANTANA
Label: Telarc/ Concord
Manager: Thunderbird Management
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In 1991, Tab Benoit was hired by Justice Records to contribute songs to a compilation record called STRIKE A DEEP CHORD: "Guitarist for the Homeless." The record featured Dr. John, Odetta, Gatemouth Brown, Sue Foley, Ronnie Earl, the late Johnny Copeland, and Tab Ben...See Full Bio