(NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Tab Benoit, respected Louisiana-based blues guitarist-vocalist and storyteller extraordinaire, has launched an ambitious 2022 Spring-Summer National Tour, with a local performance during the Exit Zero Ferry Park in North Cape May on Sunday, May 29 at 6:00pm. He will also be performing at Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival in August on Saturday, June 4th.
"With a grin on his face and sparkle in his eye from all the love he was receiving he grabbed his trusty Thinline Telecaster and without a seconds hesitation ripped into an absolutely blistering introduction to “Why Are People Like That”, wrote Splice Magazine in a recent live review of Benoit's live show. "His band laid out a perfect beat for Tab to weave his six string magic. Tab’s vocal delivery was spot on, but his playing was otherworldly. There was no denying who was the master guitar player on tonight’s bill."
Tab Benoit is renown 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, cord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.
Exit Zero Ferry Park is located at 1200 Lincoln Blvd in North Cape May, New Jersey. Adult tickets range from $30-$50 and are available for purchase online. Student tickets (13-18 with ID) are available for $10.
May 20 (Fri) - Baton Rouge LA@Chelsea's Live
May 21 (Sat) - Jackson MS@Martin's Downtown
May 22 (Sun) - Fort Walton Beach FL@Downtown Music Hall
May 25 (Wed) - Greenville NC@The State Theater
May 26 (Thur) - Virginia Beach VA@Elevation 27
May 27 (Fri) - Martinsville VA@Rooster Walk Music & Arts Fest
May 29 (Sun) - North Cape May NJ@Exit Zero Ferry Park
June 1 (Wed) - Derry NH@Tupelo Music Hall
June 2 (Thur) - Hartford CT@Infinity Hall
June 3 (Fri) - Fairfield CT@The Warehouse at FTC
June 4 (Sat) - Augusta NJ@Michael Arnone's Crawfish
June 6 (Mon) - Harrisburg PA@Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 7 (Tue) - Warrendale PA@Jergel's Rhythm Grille
June 8 (Wed) - Cleveland OH@House Of Blues
June 9 (Thur) - Columbus OH@Woodland Tavern
June 10 (Fri) - Nashville IN@Brown County Playhouse
June 11 (Sat) - Chicago IL@House Of Blues
June 28 (Tue) - Lincoln NB@Rococo Theater
June 30 (Thur) - Columbia MO@Rose Music Hall
July 1 (Fri) - Wichita KS@The Cotillion
July 8 (Fri) - Tyler TX@Stanley's Famous BBQ
July 9 (Sat) - New Braunfels TX@Gruene Hall
July 16 (Sat) - New Orleans La@Tipitino's
July 29 (Fri) - Fargo ND@Fargo Blues Fest
Aug 4 (Thur) - Findlay OH@Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 6 (Sat) - McMinville TN@Cumberland Caverns
Aug 26 (Fri) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
Aug 27 (Sat) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
Aug 28 (Sun) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender
Aug 30 (Tue) - Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
Aug 31 (Wed) - Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern
Sept 16 (Fri) - Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 17 (Sat) - Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Oct 11 (Tue) - Little Rock AR@The Hall
Oct 13 (Wed) - For Worth TX@Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall