On February 24, Tab Benoit will make his one and only New Orleans appearance on an eight-month tour.
The Louisiana native is no stranger to the city’s bluesy roots. In the ’80s, Benoit became a regular on the New Orleans club circuit, and in the ’90s took to touring nationally across the U.S. Last year, he launched his own label, Whiskey Bayou Records. The following September, he signed fellow bluesman Eric Johanson onto the label with the release of Burn It Down, entirely produced by Benoit.
Although it’s been nearly seven years since his last album release, Medicine, Tab Benoit hits the road now and then, his successful tours backed by a solid fan-base he’s been building up over the previous three decades. In 2012, he signed onto the independent label Telarc International Corporation for his Legacy compilation of the his greatest tunes from over the years. While Legacy’s release didn’t offer up any new material for Benoit fans, it came as a confirmation of his still-growing impact on Louisiana’s music scene.
In the past, the Delta-Blues champion has made his rounds at classic NOLA venues including Maple Leaf Bar and Republic with his band The Fuzz. Last January, Benoit headlined the Big Blues Bender festival in Las Vegas alongside Dr. John and Anders Osborne. This year, he has twenty-three tour dates stacked up, stretching across the South, East Coast, and Midwest.
Tickets for the House of Blues show are on sale now for $20 General Admission. Doors open at 8 p.m.