DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 31, 2021) — Rhythm City Casino Resort is pleased to announce Tab Benoit and the Whiskey Bayou Revue will be performing in the Event Center, Thursday, August 12, 2021, 8:30PM. This show will have early entry seating with tickets priced $35 for early entry and $25 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at rhythmcitycasino.com, by phone at 844-852-4FUN or in person at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort. Tickets will be on sale Friday, April 2, 2021, 10AM.
One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his set-up is simple. It consists of a guitar, a cord, and a Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.
Born on November 17, 1967, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Benoit grew up in the nearby oil and fishing town of Houma, where he still resides today. Musically, he was exposed early on to traditional Cajun waltzes and the country music broadcast on his hometown’s only radio station. Benoit’s father was himself a musician; as such, the family home was filled with various instruments. He began playing drums but switched to guitar because the only gigs to be had in rural Louisiana were held in churches and at church fairs, and organizers would not allow loud drums to be played at these events.
In the late 80’s Tab Benoit began hanging out at the Blues Box, a music club and cultural center in Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray, and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from these living blues legends. He formed a trio in 1987 and began playing clubs in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
About Rhythm City Casino Resort: Rhythm City Casino Resort (www.rhythmcitycasino.com) combines a Vegas-inspired casino experience with the amenities of a 106 room hotel, full service spa, shopping, three exceptional dining options, and a 1,600 seat event center. Visit us at 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, Iowa, of the Quad Cities.