Louisiana blues legend Tab Benoit brings ‘Swampland Jam’ to Tampa Theatre this winter

Samantha Fish, plus heavy hitters in the Louisiana roots music scene, are also on the bill.

click to enlarge Tab Benoit, who plays Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 4, 2021. - JERRY MORAN
Tab Benoit, who plays Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 4, 2021.

Baton Rouge bluesman Tab Benoit brings his Swampland Jam to the historic Tampa Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 4, thanks to Ruth Eckerd Hall’s “On the Road” series.

Joining the Grammy-nominated musician are some heavy hitters in the Louisiana roots music scene including Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone and Waylon Thibodeaux.

Kansas City multi-genre-but-mainly-blues artist Samantha Fish and band opens the holiday-season show featuring drummer Josh Freese who’s played with Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Replacements, and Weezer. 

Benoit has played Tampa Bay a couple times since the pandemic started and has always been cautious of COVID-19 protocols, so this show should be no different. “Please note each show will have its own set of COVID-19 policies as regulations and best practices evolve,” the event page states.

Tickets from $34.50-$69.50 are currently on sale. For more information, go to tampatheatre.org.

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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