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Tab Benoit

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kuvash, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. stratman54

    stratman54 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2016
    Oh yeah! Great player, like his lyrics, especially the double entendre's.
  2. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    Yeah man Tab is legit.
    Seen him a few times.
    He comes around pretty regularly.
  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Tab. Big time. And his thin lines.
  4. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I've seen Tab once, about 2 years ago here in Houston. He was amazing! Very funny too... one of those guys you just want to hang with. He was freekin' incredible.
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  5. robinsong

    robinsong Tele-Meister

    Feb 23, 2017
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Saw Tab Benoit in a blues bar in Vancouver in the late 90s. Always loved his records, but he was amazing live. My son had a smoke with him on a break and mentioned to him that Mick Taylor was playing in town too, and we chose seeing him. He said he was humbled that we chose him over Mick . So not only a great guitarist, great singer and great songwriter he is a great person, very humble and gracious. He also had a cool custom made 3 door pickup truck that they toured in. I’m still a big fan today.
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  6. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Tab’s cool...I’ve seen him in New Orleans & Portland
  7. irie

    irie Tele-Holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    big fan, seen him live a few times now.

    If anyone is in Southern California and wants to see him in a very intimate venue he is playing again in San Juan Capistrano at the Coach House on October 25. Cannot recommend that show enough. Worst seat in the house is probably 30 feet from the stage....
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  8. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Big fan here! Just my style....:cool:
  9. Random1643

    Random1643 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Mar 11, 2015
    Upper Midwest
  10. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    He likes courvoisier , fishing and teles. What more can you ask.
  11. mfowler314

    mfowler314 Tele-Meister

    I really like him! I saw him live about a year ago and it was great in concert... very interactive with the crowd and REALLY funny!
  12. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    It is a party when Tab plays.

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  13. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I wasn't a tele guy until 2008, and blues isn't what I listen to primarily, so I didn't know about Tab Benoit. And even after discovering the world of the tele, I wasn't crazy about the '72 Thinline. A pearloid pickguard is not my favorite, and besides, that pickguard to me has a weird-looking shape, like an amoeba with its pseudopod extended. And to me full sized humbuckers just didn't look right on a tele.

    But all of that changed for me about 6-7 years ago, when I heard "Shelter Me." I've never heard him in person, but I like his playing, and he sings well, too. And he's gone a long way towards winning me over to the '72 Thinline. From what I understand, he has several, but that main axe has such mojo, it's hard for me to look at it and not think it's cool.

  14. Drifter01

    Drifter01 TDPRI Member

    Oct 8, 2018
    Oklahoma City
    Yep. Great player.
  15. esetter

    esetter Friend of Leo's

    Sep 1, 2011
    I’m a big fan! Haven’t gotten to see him in concert yet. Hoping he hits Michigan in 2019.
  16. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    He's very good at what he does, but I'm not a fan, too polished for the style of blues that I like. His songs just don't grab me in any particular way.
  17. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Tab's rhythm section is to die for. Louisiana, man.
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  18. Macatowa

    Macatowa TDPRI Member

    Jan 6, 2013
    Holland, MI
    I have seen Tab twice at Kalamazoo's State Theatre and he was great! Tab says' he does it old school, Thinline into Cat 5 amp (Super Reverb) with no pedals just fingers, pick and volume nob with no reverb!
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  19. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

    Jun 18, 2009
    Fantastic player. He is old school in his choice of tone & setup. :cool:

    Would love to see him live...
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  20. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    I've been a fan since early, early in his career. I've probably seen him more than any other band/performer except ZZ Top (over a dozen times)...I've seen him at festivals, tiny little dive bars, big theaters, and he's rocked the house every time. The only time it wasn't great, it was still pretty dang good--he was having problems with his amplifier, and when we talked to him afterward, he was obviously ailing.

    I've got 90% of his catalogue of recordings.

    Great singer, great guitarist, excellent songwriter, amazing performance.

    Even my wife is a fan (we have differing tastes in music--there are overlaps here and there, but she's primarily a fan of 80's pop-rock)...she admits she was first a fan because she thought he was handsome (I know she thinks he's attractive, because he and I look nothing alike :(:oops:), but she actually listens to his albums and she never does that unless she actually likes the music, too)...
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