Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit Hot, down-dirty, greasy blues. An acquired taste for many - sort of like poppin' off and suckin' the head of a fiery mud bug. Lip-smacking good, only for the hearty, who know that the bayou and blues go together like alligators and Cajun-spiced marshmallows, like cold beer and jambalaya. That's where blues-guitar slinger Tab Benoit (pronounced ben-WAh) comes from - Houma, La., to be exact, where hurricanes slam the heart, but can't take the soul, where Acadians came to settle and became known as 'Cajuns, where blues became the heart of American music. Way down in the heart of steamy south Louisiana sits a run-down joint where magic happens. It's there at Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall in Baton Rouge that Tab gained acceptance among aficionados, earning the customary $13 a night. Now, he's paid his dues and become a star of the genre. So if you can take the heat ...