"An Evening with Tab Benoit" - Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

Article Contributed by Doug Deutsch | Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021

Renowned Louisiana Cajun-blues guitarist Tab Benoit is on tour, with a socially-distanced, local performance in St. Petersburg at Jannus Live, 200 First Avenue North, Sunday, January 31. Gates: 6pm. Show: 7pm. Tickets $50. (21 and over). Info: (727) 565-0550 or visit https://www.jannuslive.com/event/tab-benoit/.

In other Tab news, Benoit was selected a "30 Best Blues Guitarist In The World Today" by Guitar World  in 2020 and also co-authored recently-released book, Blues Therapy, about the blues and mental illness.

Benoit, who's always been known for his environmental activism,  performed two nights in his hometown of Houma 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.

Benoit has launched his own imprint, Whiskey Bayou Records, with partner and manager, Rueben Williams. The label has thus far released albums by such established artists as Eric McFadden, JP Soars, Alastair Greene, Damon Fowler, Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty, and Dash Rip Rock.


Jan. 31 (Sun.)          JANNUS LIVE                                 St. Petersburg, FL

Feb. 1 (Mon.)               THE FUNKY BISCUIT                        Boca Raton, FL

Feb. 2 (Tue.)           THE FUNKY BISCUIT                        Boca Raton, FL

Feb. 4 (Thur.)         THE MOON                                     Tallahassee, FL

Feb. 5 (Fri.)             SOUL KITCHEN MUSIC HALL            Mobile, AL

Feb. 6 (Sat.)            MARTIN'S                                        Jackson, MS

Feb. 11 (Thur.)       THE KESSLER                                   Dallas, TX

Feb. 12 (Fri.)          THE KESSLER                                   Dallas, TX

Feb. 13 (Sat.)          DOSEY DOE                                    The Woodlands TX

Feb. 14 (Sun.)         DOSEY DOE                                    The Woodlands TX

March 23 (Tues.)    THE VOGUE                                     Indianapolis, IN

March 24 (Wed.)     THE KENT STAGE                             Kent, OH

March 25 (Thur.)     TAFT THEATER                               Cincinnati, OH

March 26 (Fri.)        BEACHLAND BALLROOM/TAVERN   Cleveland, OH

March 27 (Sat.)        JERGEL'S RHYTHM GRILLE               Warrendale, PA

March 28 (Sun.)       RAMS HEAD ONSTAGE                   Annapolis, MD

March 29 Mon.)       RAMS HEAD ONSTAGE                   Annapolis, MD

March 31 (Wed.)      BEACON THEATER                         Hopewell, VA

April 1 (Thur.)         TALLY HO THEATER                       Leesburg, VA

April 2 (Fri.)            ELEVATION 27                               Virginia Beach, VA

April 3 (Sat.)           HARVESTER PERFORMANCE CTR.    Rocky Mount, VA

April 6 (Tue.)          S. ORANGE PERFOM. ARTS CTR.     South Orange, NJ

April 8 (Thur.)        COHOES MUSIC HALL                     Cohoes, NY

April 9 (Fri.)           BULL RUN                                       Shirley, MA

April 10 (Sat.)        INFINITY HALL                                Hartford, CT

April 11 (Sun.)       CITY WINERY                                  Boston, MA

April 13 (Tue.)       SELLERSVILLE THEATER                  Sellersville, PA

April 15 (Thur.)     THE BIRCHMERE                             Alexandria, VA

April 17 (Sat.)        ORPHEUM THEATRE                       Sioux City, IA

April 18 (Sun.)       HOMER CENTER FOR THE ARTS      Homer, NY

May 6 (Thur.)         PLAZA LIVE                                    Orlando, FL

May 7 (Sat.)           CULTURE ROOM                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 8 (Sun.)          CENTERS FOR THE ARTS                 Bonita Springs, FL

May 25 (Tue.)        GATEWAY CITY ARTS                     Holyoke, MA

May 27 (Thur.)      THE TRALF                                     Buffalo, NY

June 2 (Wed.)        MOONTOWN BREWING CO.             Whitestown, IN

June 6 (Sun.)         CITY WINERY                                  Chicago, IL

June 7 (Mon.)        CITY WINERY                                  Chicago, IL

June 11 (Fri.)        KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON                Kansas City, MO

June 26 (Sat.)       FIRST FINANCIAL MUSIC HALL         El Dorado, AZ

June 30 (Wed.)     STARGAZERS THEATER                   Colorado Sprngs CO

July 3 (Sat.)          AVON PERFORMANCE PAVILION      Avon, CO

Aug. 7 (Sat.)        THREE CAVES                                  Huntsville, AL

Aug. 20 (Fri.)       RIVER CITY CASINO                         St. Louis, MO

Sept. 6 (Mon.)      THE RHYTHM ROOM                       Phoenix, AZ

Sept. 7 (Tue.)      THE RHYTHM ROOM                        Phoenix, AZ

Sept. 16 (Thur.)   BELLY UP                                         Solano Beach, CA

Oct. 24-31         LEGENDARY R&B CRUISE                   Ft. Lauderdale, FL