Tab Benoit's Swampland Jam

Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit is known not only for his gritty, bayou-soaked songcraft, but also for his ardent environmental activism, trying to protect those bayous from washing into the Gulf of Mexico. His Voice of the Wetlands All Stars bring together virtually every strain of music found in southern Louisiana, many of which also spice up his blues-centric solo projects. They'll likely also seep into Swampland Jam, which is the formidable trio of Benoit, Beausoleil fiddler (and leader) Michael Doucet, and zydeco accordionist Chubby Carrier (leader of his Bayou Swamp Band). Doucet turned up on three songs on Benoit's latest album, 2011's Medicine: the moss-draped acoustic lament "Long Lonely Bayou," a swinging version of Augie Meyers's "Can't You See," and the rousing swamp rocker "Mudboat Melissa." New Orleans's Anders Osborne co-wrote most of the songs and matched fiery guitar licks with the Stevie Ray-influenced Benoit, who should stir up an especially tasty red-hot roux with his Louisiana compatriots at the Cabooze. (Photo by Jerry Moran)
Sat., March 10, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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