Tab Benoit to Perform at Peg Egan PAC

Tab Benoit

Louisiana blues master Tab Benoit will perform at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Aug. 16.

With all the makings of an American icon, Tab Benoit has become one of the premier roots stylist of the century. Tab has paid his dues as a road troubadour playing 250 nights a year performing at venues across North America, honing his guitar chops and becoming part of Louisiana folklore and legend.

Born in Baton Rouge in November 1967 and raised in the oil and fishing town of Houma, Louisiana (where he lives to this day), Benoit barely remembers learning to play guitar. “I had a book that showed you how to play chords,” he said. “After I learned the first three, I got rid of the book.”

Everything Benoit does is on the spot. He rarely rehearses, making each performance a new experience for both the band and the audience. He likes things simple, and approaches life with a laid-back reverence. Whether it’s his uncanny ability to fix things (he is known to repair a tour bus with a Swiss Army Knife), his winning performances racing dirt track stock cars, or his emotional, yet restrained, approach to playing music, Benoit believes in spontaneity and the importance of the moment.

This concert series, free to the public, takes place at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor. In case of rain, all concerts are held at the Calvary Methodist Church, 4650 County E, Egg Harbor. For more information, call 920.493.5979 or visit

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