Tab Benoit + Larry Mccray

Sun Jun 9 2024

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard

222 N Main St Tulsa, OK 74103

$40 - $300

All Ages

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No backpacks or other large bags will be permitted at entry. If a bag is necessary, we encourage you to carry something the size of a standard fanny pack or clutch. All bags subject to search at entry.

All patrons will be subject to wanding with a metal detector at entry. No weapons, including folding pocket knives, will be allowed to enter the venue. 

No outside drinks or reusable drink containers will be permitted. This includes Camelbak style backpacks. 

No smoking allowed inside venue. We have an open re-entry policy, so you will be permitted to go outside if you would like to smoke during the event. 

The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...
Tab Benoit + Larry Mccray

  • Tab Benoit

    Tab Benoit

    Blues

    In 1992 Benoit released his first recording Nice and Warm on the Justice Label. The title track became a AAA Radio hit and Benoit’s touring career kicked into high gear. Nice and Warm prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Tab began playing two-hundred and fifty shows a year, a schedule he has kept up for over twenty years. He recorded four albums for Justice Records before being signed to the Vanguard label, and became Louisiana’s Number One Blues export. Vanguard allowed Tab to produce his own recordings; Tab wanted to record the sound that he was trying to create and in 1999 Vanguard Records released These Blues Are All Mine.

    Tab Benoit’s music evolved again after he signed with the Telarc International/Concord Music Group in 2002. He began to strip it down to a three-piece group, where he found more freedom as a guitarist. He was also on a mission in wanting to use his music and his energy to bring attention to Louisiana’s coastal erosion issues. Tab began to spend more time in the Wetlands and it was where he began to write his songs. Wetlands was the title of his first Telac/Concord International release. The record combined many musical styles that are indigenous to Louisiana, while he began to play accordion lines and washboard on guitar. Wetlands was a mile marker that definitively marked Tab’s further musical progression into his own original sound and style.

    Following the release of Wetlands in 2004 Benoit founded the Voice of the Wetlands non-profit organization and began to use music and gather other musicians to use their platforms for getting the message out. He put together an all-star band that featured Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux that became The Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars. The Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars have released two CDs and occasionally tour throughout the country.

    Benoit recently launched his own imprint, Whiskey Bayou Records, with partner and manager, Rueben Williams. The label has thus far released albums by such established artists as Eric McFadden, Damon Fowler, Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty, and Dash Rip Rock. In 2019 Benoit hits the road for a major U.S. Tour, the Whiskey Bayou Revue, featuring Benoit and several of his label’s artists.

  • Larry Mccray

    Larry Mccray

    Blues

    Rust belt blues shouter and guitar slinger Larry McCray was born in 1960 in Magnolia, Ark., about 12 miles

    from the Louisiana line. He spent his early years on a farm as the second youngest of nine siblings. After

    trying his hand at saxophone in school, his older (and only) sister, Clara, introduced Larry to the guitar and the

    transformative music of the three Kings of the blues (B.B., Freddie and Albert).

    By the late ’80s, Larry had attracted the attention of Virgin Records executive John Wooler, who had recently

    started a subsidiary label, Point Blank Records, featuring blues, soul and Americana artists. He signed Larry

    McCray as his first artist. Larry’s debut album, Ambition—aptly named as it fused elements of blues, rock,

    and soul to create a contemporary blues sound—was recorded in a friend’s Detroit basement studio and

    released in 1990 to critical acclaim.

    Throughout the 1990s, Larry continued to help define blues rock by collaborating with artists such as

    labelmate and fellow guitarist, Albert Collins, and releasing the much more slickly produced Delta Hurricane

    in 1993 (produced by British blues maven Mike Vernon), Meet Me at the Lake in 1996 and Born to Play the

    Blues in 1998.

    Over the past three decades of nonstop touring and recording, Larry has played and shared the stage with such

    blues greats as BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Jimmie

    Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Bonamassa, as well as rock legends the Allman Brothers, Phil Lesh,

    Jonny Lang, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Chris Robinson, Dickey Betts, and countless others.

    In 2021, Blues Without You, Larry’s latest, a 12-track release was recorded on famed blues rock guitarist

    Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive nonprofit label with producer Josh Smith, a partnership that has also

    spawned a video (for the upcoming single, “Arkansas”) and a documentary.

    “Larry’s still a relatively young man, with a lot to say, and the world needs to know who he is. It’s the perfect

    time to have a rebirth of his music,” Bonamassa says. “He knows he’s a badass, he just needs to be reassured

    and reassure himself that he can stand up there with the greats.

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The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...

Tab Benoit + Larry Mccray

Sun Jun 9 2024 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard Tulsa OK
Tab Benoit + Larry Mccray

$40 - $300 All Ages

PLEASE NOTE:
No backpacks or other large bags will be permitted at entry. If a bag is necessary, we encourage you to carry something the size of a standard fanny pack or clutch. All bags subject to search at entry.

All patrons will be subject to wanding with a metal detector at entry. No weapons, including folding pocket knives, will be allowed to enter the venue. 

No outside drinks or reusable drink containers will be permitted. This includes Camelbak style backpacks. 

No smoking allowed inside venue. We have an open re-entry policy, so you will be permitted to go outside if you would like to smoke during the event. 

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 4 per person
GA - Standing Room Only
Standing room only access to the event.
GA
$50.00
GA MEZZANINE
GA MEZZ
$200.00
GA TABLES (TABLE FOR FOUR)
$300.00

Delivery Method

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