Taft Theater Welcomes Renowned Blues Guitarist, Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit, Renowned Blues Guitarist/Vocalist, On Tour; At Taft Theater, Friday, Aug.5th,

Renowned Bayou Blues guitarist-vocalist and storyteller extraordinaire, Tab Benoitcontinues his ambitious 2022 Spring/Summer National Tour, with a local performance at the historic Taft Theater, Friday, August 5. Show: 8PM. Tickets: $33.-$45. Info: (513) 232-6220 or visit http://www.tafttheatre.org/. Opening for Benoit: 

Opening for Benoit: Cutting edge Mississippi Bluesman Lightnin Malcolm, a charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a deep soulful voice, who has taken his irresistible dance grooves from his Juke Joint teen years to stages around the world with mainstream artists such as Robert Plant, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Big Head Todd, North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero and Gary Clark Jr.

 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,” he concludes.

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 StoryFrank 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.

Tab Benoit “Night Train” Live@Tellurude Blues & Brews

Tab Benoit on Tour
July 28 (Thur) – Minneapolis MN@The Dakota
July 29 (Fri) – Fargo ND@Fargo Blues Fest
July 30 (Sat) – Pierre SD@Oahe Blues Festival
Aug 3 (Wed) – Indianapolis IN@The Vogue Theater
Aug 4 (Thur) – Findlay OH@Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 5 (Fri) – Cincinnati OH@Taft Theater
Aug 6 (Sat) – McMinville TN@Cumberland Caverns
Aug 7 (Sun) – Louisville KY@Headliners Music Hall
Aug 9 (Tue) – Three Oaks MI@The Acorn
Aug 10 (Wed) – Westland MI@The Token Lounge
Aug 11 (Thur) – Fort Wayne IN@Embassy Theater
Aug 12 (Fri) – Bloomington IL@Stable Music Hall & Lounge
Aug 13 (Sat) – Brookfield WI@Sharon Lynne Center For The Arts
Aug 25 (Fri) – Phoenix AZ@Crescent Ballroom
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 1 (Thur) – San Juan Capistrano CA@The Coach House
Sept 2 (Fri) – Santa Barbara CA@Lobero Theater
Sept 3 (Sat) – Bakersfield CA@World Records
Sept 4 (Sun) – San Francisco CA@ The Great American Music Hall
Sept 5 (Mon) – Felton CA@Felton Music Hall
Sept 6 (Tue) – Sacramento CA@Sofia Tsakapolous Center For The Arts
Sept 8 (Thur) – Salem OR@Elsinore Theater
Sept 9 (Fri) – Seattle WA@Benaroya Hall
Sept 10 (Sat) – Spokane WA@Knitting Factory
Sept 16 (Fri) – Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 17 (Sat) – Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Oct 6 (Wed) – Auburn AL@City Of Auburn Amphitheater
Oct 7 (Thur) – Birmingham AL@Iron City
Oct 11 (Tue) – Little Rock AR@The Hall*
Oct 13 (Wed) – Fort Worth TX@Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall*
Oct 14 (Thur) – Houston TX@Miller Outdoor Theater
Nov 3 (Thur) – Kent OH@The Kent Stage
Nov 5 (Sat) – Cahoes NY@Cahoes Music Hall
Nov 6 (Sun) – East Greenwich RI@The Odeum
Nov 8 (Tue) – Old Saybrook CT@Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Nov 9 (Wed) – Plymouth MA@Spire Center For The Performing Arts
Nov 10 (Thur) – Newton, NJ@The Newton Theater
Nov 11 (Fri) – Peterborough NH@Peterborough Town House Concert Hall
Nov 12 (Sat) – Beverly MA@Cabot Theater
Nov 13 (Sun) – Plymouth NH@The Flying Monkey
Nov 15 (Tue) – Sellersville PA@The Sellersville Theater
Nov 16 (Wed) – Richmond VA@Tin Pan
Nov 17 (Thur) – Falls Church VA@The State Theater
Nov 18 (Fri) – Reading PA@Reading Blues Festival
Dec 1 (Thur) – Tampa FL@Tampa Theater*
Dec 2 (Fri) – Ft. Lauderdale FL@The Parker
Dec 3 (Sat) – Jacksonville FL@Florida Theater*
Dec. 4 (Sun) – Melbourne FL@King Center For The Performing Arts*
Dec 6 (Tue) – Orlando FL@The Plaza Live*
Dec 8 (Wed) – Atlanta GA@Variety Playhouse
Dec 9 (Thur) – Charlotte NC@Neighborhood Theater
Dec 10 (Fri) – Knoxville TN@The Bijou Theater
Dec 11 (Sat.) – Rocky Mount VA@Harvester Performance Center
Dec. 13 (Mon.) – Winston Salem NC@The Ramkat
* With Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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