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Tab Benoit

at FUSION | Meadow
706 1st St NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
Other Events at Fusion | Meadow

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Tuesday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $35 - $40

STANDING tickets cost $35 in advance, $40 day of show (plus service charges). SEATED tickets cost $40 (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
We are distinguishing seated and standing so we know how to configure the space and possibly rent chairs.

The FUSION Meadow is an expansive outdoor venue on the FUSION arts campus, with a 1500-square-foot covered stage overlooking an outdoor space with a capacity of 1000. FUSION, home to the FUSION Theater Company, is a center for the arts and culture in Downtown Albuquerque with a multi-use venue, 35,000 square foot campus, three performance spaces, and indoor and outdoor event spaces. It's located just south of 1st and Lomas NW, at the northern terminus of the future Rail Trail—a mixed use path that will follow the Railroad from the Railyards to the FUSION space.

One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit's guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn't rely on any effects and his set up is simple. It consists of a guitar, cord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.

Born on November 17, 1967, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Benoit grew up in the nearby oil and fishing town of Houma, where he still resides today. Musically, he was exposed early on to traditional Cajun waltzes and the country music broadcast on his hometown's only radio station. Benoit's father was himself a musician; as such, the family home was filled with various instruments. He began playing drums but switched to guitar because the only gigs to be had in rural Louisiana were held in churches and at church fairs, and organizers would not allow loud drums to be played at these events.

In 1992 Benoit released his first recording, Nice and Warm, on the Justice label. The title track became a AAA Radio hit and Benoit’s touring career kicked into high gear. Nice and Warm prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Tab began playing two-hundred and fifty shows a year, a schedule he has kept up for over twenty years.


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