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Saturday, 25 June 2011 00:22

Born on the “bayou” and proud of it! Tab was raised down in Houma, Louisiana and is still happy to call it home. Although appearing throughout the United States and Europe since the 1990’s, a Grammy nomination


in 2006, and recording 15 albums, Tab always finds a way to return to his Cajun roots. This talented musician keeps heart and soul down in South Louisiana and he truly cares for the people, traditions, and heritage in that part of world.

Through the magic of technology, I’d like to share with you a good sampling of Tab’s Bayou Boogie beat from one of his numerous nationwide and international appearances. His exceptional skills on the guitar and versatile singing styles compliment a gifted musical talent whose venues are often sellouts, sometimes months in advance of the event.

Born in Baton Rouge in 1967, he has spent most of his life down in bayou country where he honed his playing skills during his teenage years. His style of music is blues based with his own touch of down-home flavor. Beniot prefers his own identity and not so much a comparison to great blues guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Albert King. He is very hard working on and off the stage and his performances create a contagious energy no matter what the audience make up.

Whether you visit with Tab following a performance or run into him on the street, you’ll quickly warm up to his laid-back, modest personality. He’d rather talk about fishing, hunting, and the disappearance of Louisiana’ wetlands than his next public appearance or the release date of his next CD.

His love of Louisiana has been most exemplified through his founding of the “Voice of the Wetlands” organization. The group including performers, community leaders and activists who have dedicated much of their efforts into bringing to national attention the profound fact that Louisiana’s coastline has been disappearing at an alarming rate since the early 20th century. This problem is accelerating as more and more of of the coastal Louisiana parishes experience increased flood waters with tidal surges from each new storm. Tab will be teaming up with fellow performers including Waylon Thibodeaux, Louisiana’s LeRoux, and Anders Osborne to appear at the annual VOW festival October 10-12 at Houma’s Southdown Plantation.

Visit the Tab Benoit website for his tour schedule and plan to attend one of his Cajun rock’n blues performances. You will not be disappointed. I guarantee!!

talent and passion for saving the wetlands.


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