Tab Benoit plays Tampa Bay Bluesfest at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 9, 2017.
Last year, bluesman Tab Benoit defied all odds and performed for 296 socially distanced fans at Jannus Live. And when vaccines became available and COVID-19 restrictions calmed down, he returned twice more to more full audiences. Then, in January of this year, we saw the 55-year-old bayou boy behind “These Arms of Mine” take on another Jannus gig.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.