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Tab Benoit to perform Friday at Crystal Bay Club

Tab Benoit performs at Crystal Bay Club this Friday.
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Tab Benoit, a guitarist from southern Louisiana, will perform Friday, Nov. 8 at the Crystal Bay Club Casino Crown Room.

Benoit is a well-known American blues guitarist.

He won the Blues Music Association’s Contemporary Blues Artist of the year in 2007 and 2008 and released his first album in 1992 titled “Nice and Warm” on Justice Label.

Benoit’s success derived from a deep-rooted connection to music. Growing up with a father who was a musician in the South, he was familiar with traditional Cajun waltzes and country music.

Benoit’s musical career started on the drums, but morphed into guitar, mostly because many of the places that he started out at were churches and church fairs who did not allow drums at events.

Benoit learned from living blues legends such as Tabby Thomas, Raful Neal and Henry Gray who he performed with at music clubs in the center of Baton Rouge.

Through his music platform, Benoit has become an avid environmental advocate for coastal erosion issues in his hometown of Louisiana and founded the Voice of the Wetlands non-profit organization in 2004 following the release of his Wetlands album.

Hear the renowned blues musician this weekend.

The show is 21 and older and tickets are $25.