plus Sol Driven Train
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Medicine, Benoit’s 2011 release on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, was partially written by the great New Orleans songwriter Anders Osborne. These two Louisianans also drew from the talents of a funky bunch, namely keyboardist Ivan Neville, drummer Brady Blade, and even fiddler/singer Michel Doucet of BeauSoleil. These fellows all congregated on the banks of the Vermilion Bayou, and worked with David Z to create this album full of funky blues and rock as only the swampy south can brings. Speaking of swamps, Benoit is a big advocate for bayou conservation. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year; he also starred int he iMax motion picture, Hurricane on The Bayou. This past October, Tab and many of his musically talented friends put their energy behind the 10th Annual Voice Of The Wetlands Festival, a three day festival dedicated to food, music, and fundraising for this important American resource. Five-piece world-folk band Sol Driven Train, from Charleston, SC, open tonight.