Tab Benoit, that amazing blues guitarist from Louisiana returns to Stargazers! Join an evening of Monster Blues, performed by the one and only Tab Benoit.
A guitar player since his teenage years, Benoit appeared at the Blues Box, a music club and cultural center in 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. He formed a trio in 1987 and began playing clubs in Baron Rouge and New Orleans. He began touring other parts of the South two years later and started touring more of the United States in 1991. Today he continues to perform across the country.
In 2007, Benoit won his first B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award presented by the Blues Music Awards described variously as "the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in Blues music and the premier Blues music event in the world".
Benoit was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on May 16, 2010 and in 2012, Benoit won three separate Blues Music Awards -Contemporary Blues Male Artist; Contemporary Blues Album (for 2011's Medicine); and for the second time, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. In 2013 Benoit won the Blues Music Awards Contemporary Blues Male Artist for the second year in a row.
In honor of Tab's home state, we will be offer a dinner special of hot, delicious Gumbo- while it lasts! So plan on coming early and staying late, because you won't want to miss a moment of this special night of music!