Tab Benoit at The Acorn
Thursday, Jun. 04 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career in music. His gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues has attracted a devoted legion of fans along the way. He is a recipient of 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice), and he has been inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
He has recorded and performed with greats such as Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Kim Wilson, Jimmy Thackery, Charlie Musslewhite, Kenny Neal, Chris Layton, Ivan Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jim Lauderdale, Anders Osborne and Alvin Youngblood Hart.
Tab's accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the coastal waters in his home state. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation for Conservationist of the Year.
Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture 'Hurricane on the Bayou,' a documentary about Hurricane Katrina's effects on the environment and different methods used to protect and restore the wetlands.