LIVE ON STAGE!
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road and Tampa Theatre are proud to welcome Tab Benoit's Swampland Jam & The Samantha Fish Band to the Tampa Theatre stage at 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 4.
Tab Benoit, one of music’s most enduring and masterful blues and roots performers, and an authority on Louisiana music and culture, leads an all-star band featuring three giants of Louisiana Roots Music - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone and Waylon Thibodeaux.
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 five Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Benoit’s accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. He is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to preserve the coastal waters of his home state.
Anyone who has ever heard Samantha Fish’s previous albums knows that she has earned a place in the top rank of contemporary blues guitarists and that her voice can wring the soul out of a ballad and belt out a rocker with roof-shaking force. Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer/songwriter and guitarist, Fish has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in combustible riffs, visceral rhythms and spine-tingling vocal work.
On her new album, Faster (Rounder Records) due in September, she joins forces with super-producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow) and imbues even more intensity into her electrifying brand of blues/rock-and-roll. With Fish accompanied by legendary drummer John Freese (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements) and bassist Diego Navaira of The last Bandoleros, the result is a singular body of work both irresistibly galvanizing and emotionally raw.
Tickets range from $34.50-$69.50, plus applicable fees (from $39.50-$74.50 total at the Box Office and $43.25-$79.50 total online), and will go on sale Friday, Aug. 27 at 10:00am.
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