The national artists that we all loved are returning to Rams Head On Stage! And one of the first ones is none other than Tab Benoit for two shows.
Renowned Louisiana guitarist Tab Benoit is on tour, with two socially-distanced performances taking place at Rams Head On Stage, on Sunday, November 15th with two shows at 3:30pm and 6:30pm. With limited seating, this show will sell out, so get your tickets now!
Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends.
The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band – a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early ‘90s and hasn’t stopped since. Just have a listen.
Benoit, who’s always been known for his environmental activism, performed two nights in his hometown of Houma last Spring 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 recently inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists in the Spring of 2020. We welcome him back to Annapolis!