“An Evening with Tab Benoit”/Studio Theater at King Center for the Performing Arts


Studio Theater at King Center for the Performing Arts


“An Evening with Tab Benoit”

w/ Special Guest, Alastair Greene

Monday, January 31/Show: 7:30PM/Tickets: $65.-$70.



“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”. 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.”  – SPLICE MAGAZINE


(MELBOURNE FL) – Respected blues guitarist-vocalist and storyteller extraordinaire, Tab Benoit, has kicked off his national 2022 tour, with a local performance in Melbourne at The Studio Theater at King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Monday, January 31. Showtime: 7:30pm. Tickets: $65.-$70. Tickets/Info: (321) 242-2219 or visit http://www.kingcenter.com/schedule-of-events/6023-tab-benoit. Opening for Benoit is Whiskey Bayou Records label-mate and a fine guitarist in his own right, Alastair Greene, who is supporting his recent Whiskey Bayou Records release, ‘The New World Blues.” 


About…Tab Benoit

 One of Summer 2021’s great touring ensembles was Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam featuring Louisiana Bayou musical treasures Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (recently honored with a 2021-22 Grammy Nomination for his “Bloodstains & Teardrops” album on Whiskey Bayou Records), plus Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, and Benoit. The Grammy-nominated Tab Benoit, renown throughout his thirty-plus-year career for his passionate environmental activism, performed two nights in his hometown of Houma 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. One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, 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.
Tour Schedule:

Jan 21 (Fri)             BIJOU THEATER                                Knoxville TN

Jan. 22 (Sat.)          THE BLIND TIGER                             Greensboro NC

Jan. 23 (Sun)          NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE                 Newberry, SC

Jan. 25 (Tue)          CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL                Charleston SC

Jan. 27 (Thur)         SAVANNAH CENTER                         The Villages FL

Jan. 28 (Fri)           THE CULTURE ROOM                         Ft. Lauderdale FL

Jan. 29 (Sat)           THE CULTURE ROOM                        Ft. Lauderdale FL 

Jan. 30 (Sun)          JANNUS LIVE                                     St. Petersburg FL

Jan. 31 (Mon)      KING CTR. FOR PEFORMING ARTS   Melbourne FL

Feb 2 (Wed)          KEY WEST THEATER                             Key West FL

Feb 4 (Fri)             PLAZA LIVE ORLANDO                         Orlando FL

Feb 5 (Sat)            CTR FOR THE ARTS/B SPRINGS             BonitaSprings FL

Feb 6 (Sun)           CTR FOR THE ARTS/B SPRINGS            BonitaSprings FL

Feb 9 (Wed)           HARGRAY CAPITOL THEATER              Macon GA

Feb 10 (Thur)        GEORGIA THEATER                              Athens GA

Feb 11 (Fri)            SIDETRACKS                                       Huntsville AL

Feb. 12 (Sat)          DIXIE CARTER PERF. ARTS CTR            Huntington TN

March 3 (Thur)      THE 04 CENTER                                    Austin TX

March 4 (Fri)          DOSEY DOE                                        Woodlands TX

March 5 (Sat)          DOSEY DOE                                        Woodlands TX 

March 6 (Sun)        THE KESSLER                                       Dallas TX

March 8 (Tue)         FIRST FINANCIAL MUSIC HALL            El Dorado AR

March 9 (Wed)         LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM                Memphis TN

March 10 (Thur)      TEMPLE LIVE                                      Fort Smith AR

March 11 (Fri)          KNUCKLEHEADS                                Kansas City MO

March 12 (Sat)         THE PAGEANT                                   St. Louis M       

March 27 (Sun)       CTR FOR THE ARTS/HOMER                Homer NY

March 29 (Tue)       GATEWAY CITY ARTS                          Holyoke MA

March 30 (Wed)       NARROW CTR. FOR THE ARTS            Fall River MA

March 31 (Thur)      NARROW CTR. FOR THE ARTS            Fall River MA     

April 1 (Fri)             TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL                 Tarrytown NY

April 2 (Sat)             LANDMARK ON MAIN ST.                  Port Washgtn NY 

April 3 (Sun)           SOUTH ORANGE PERF ARTS CTR            South Orange NJ

April 5 (Tue)           CITY WINERY                                      Philadelphia PA

April 6 (Wed)           BIRCHMERE                                       Alexandria VA

April 7 (Thur)          TALLY HO THEATER                           Leesburg VA

April 9 (Sat)             BEACON THEATER                             Hopewell VA

April 10 (Sun)          RAMS HEAD ONSTAGE                       Annapolis MD

April 11 (Mon)         RAMS HEAD ONSTAGE                       Annapolis MD

April 14 (Thur)        THE SPINNING JENNY                         Greer SC 

May 6 (Fri)              THE FILLMORE                                    New Orleans VA

May 27 (Fri)            ROOSTER WALK MUSIC/ARTS FEST          Martinsville VA

June 4 (Sat)            MICHAEL ARNONE’S CRAWFISH            Augusta NJ

Aug 26 (Fri)           BIG BLUES BENDER                               Las Vegas NV

Aug 27 (Sat)           BIG BLUES BENDER                              Las Vegas NV 

Aug 28 (Sun)         BIG BLUES BENDER                               Las Vegas NV


CHICAGO SUN-TIMES – Tab Benoit Feature/Interview

NASHVILLE SCENE – Tab Benoit Interview

SPLICE MAGAZINE – Swampland Jam Live Review




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