Dont Miss Tab Benoit!
A truly fantastic musician is coming to the Egyptian in Boise Idaho!
Renowned Louisiana blues guitarist Tab Benoit, on tour and fresh off a rousing performance at the Big Blues Bender, performs locally at the Egyptian Theater, 700 W. Main St., Tuesday, September 13. Show: 7:30PM. Tickets: $25.50-$48.50. All ages. Info: (208) 387-1273 or visit Tickets can be found here!
Opening for Benoit on this leg of his tour: Guitarist JD Simo, a Chicago-born, now-Nashville-based transplant and one-man crusader dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. Simo has worked as a songwriter, guitarist, and producer with artists such as Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Dave Cobb, Blackberry Smoke, and has even been a member of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh's "Phil & Friends". Simo's latest album Mind Control was released in 2021. What The Press Is Saying About...Tab Benoit "Tab Benoit has been a frequent Lincoln visitor over the three-plus decades that he’s been bringing his brand of blues out of Louisiana. Known for his distinctive guitar tone and fiery playing, he’s a powerhouse vocalist who sounds something like Otis Redding," writes the Lincoln Journal-Star. "Benoit took the stage, and within ten minutes the rain slowed to a drizzle, then stopped completely. Blues From The Top 1, Mother Nature 0," writes Denver Entertainment Hub's Rick Witt. "From his set opening “Why Are People Like That” to his encore “Medicine”, Benoit had the delighted crowd swinging, singing, and swaying. Benoit’s set was the perfect culmination of three fabulous days of extraordinary music at an extraordinary venue in an idyllic location".
TAB BENOIT SUMMER 2022. Photo By Kristine Schnacke More About...Tab Benoit Tab Benoit is renowned throughout his thirty-plus-year career for his passionate environmental activism. To that end, he performed two nights in his hometown of Houma, Louisiana 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 2020. Benoit is one of the featured musicians in the Sony Picture Classics 2022 movie JazzFest: A New Orleans Story, Frank Marshall & Ryan Suffern’s documentary on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent time, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his setup is simple. It consists of a guitar, chord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.