Tab Benoit at the Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club, where he learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. Since the early ’90s, he has done his best to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots.
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.
An environmental activist as well as a stellar blues musician, Benoit has made the preservation of the endangered delta wetlands his personal crusade. He serves as president of Voice of the Wetlands, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2003, and he appeared prominently in Hurricane on the Bayou, a 2006 documentary by filmmaker McGillivray Freeman that chronicles life in Louisiana after Katrina.
Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit harvester-music.com or call 540-GUITARS (484-8277).