Tab Benoit, one of music’s most enduring and masterful blues and roots performers, and an authority on Louisiana music and culture, leads an all-star band Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jazz
, featuring three giants of Louisiana Roots Music - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone and Waylon Thibodeaux. Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jazz
will perform December 11, 2021 at Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater. Tickets range from $22.50 - $39.50 and are available for purchase now through the following link Hattiesburg Saenger Theater Events | Eventbrite
is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded and/or performed with a multitude of artists including Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Kenny Neal, Chris Layton and Ivan Neville.
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
(HBO’s Treme) incorporates African Rhythms and Mardi Gras Chants into his own original style of Rhythm and Blues. Boudreaux is the Big Chief of the Golden Eagles, a legendary Mardi Gras Indian tribe. In 2016, Boudreaux received a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship in Washington, DC.
goes deep into Bayou Blues and Zydeco with his roof shaking vocals, harmonica and accordion. Sansone has won numerous awards in the Crescent City, including multiple categories for Offbeat magazine’s annual “Best of the Beat” competition.
Rounding out the Jam is Waylon Thibodeaux
on vocals and fiddle. Born in Louisiana’s ‘Bayou Country’ Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s Rockin Fiddler”. His rollicking, Cajun and zydeco rhythms never fail to entertain audiences.
The show’s opening act is Samantha Fish
. Samantha Fish is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Kansas City, Missouri. While often cited as a blues artist, Fish's albums and live shows feature multiple genres, including rock, country, funk, bluegrass and ballads.
Sponsors for Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jazz and Samantha Fish
are Stokes Distributing, VooDoo Ranger, Coors Light, Red Bull and Ardenland. A Block Party will be held in front of the theater starting at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.