Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.
Other Musicians that Tab has recorded or performed with: Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Johnny Vidacovich, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Greg Bissonette, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Steve Bailey, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Thackery, Tabby Thomas, Charlie Musslewhite and many more.
We are more than thrilled to have Tab Benoit as our headliner at this year’s Greeley Blues Jam 10th Anniversary!
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