Thu, Mar 02|
Tab Benoit with special guest JD Simo
$35, $30, $25 Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues. On March 2, he’ll be joined by Chicago-born Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer JD Simo.
Time & Location
Mar 02, 8:00 PM
Viroqua, 116 S Main St, Viroqua, WI 54665, USA
About the event
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded and/or performed with Willie Nelson, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Charlie Musslewhite, Jim Lauderdale, and Alvin Youngblood Hart to name a few. Tab's accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to preserve the coastal waters of his home state. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred 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.
On March 2, he’ll be joined by Chicago-born Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer JD Simo. JD creates the missing link between Motown and Woodstock as he fuses fluid and fiery fretwork with vital and vulnerable vocals. JD has been acclaimed by Rolling Stone, NPR, and Guitar Player, logging hundreds of gigs annually. He has collaborated with Jack White and Tommy Emmanuel among others. Phil Lesh, iconic co-founder of The Grateful Dead, invited him to join Phil Lesh and Friends. Of his 2019 solo album, Off at 11, gained critical acclaim: “it channels forbearers such as Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and the Allman Brothers Band,” said Billboard. In 2022, JD was chosen to be the only guitarist on the soundtrack for the Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley biopic.
See both Tab Beniot and JD Simo on March 2 at the Historic Temple Theatre in this special one-of-a-kind opportunity.