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TAB BENOIT & MIKE ZITO at Skipper's in Tampa

Two Shows
Big Time Bluesmen
will be jammin together on last set
$17 adv / $20 at door 
Show starts at 8pm - Heaters very effective if needed 

TAB BENOIT is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby 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 a faculty of living blues legends. The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band - a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early '90s and hasn't stopped since.

With Special Guests Mike Zito & The Wheel

MIKE ZITO couldn’t help but be great. It was that, or end up on a wanted poster in the post office. There is something deep down in Zito’s soul that will not stop screaming, pushing him to take life to the limit and worry about the tab later. Before he found music and really let it become the guiding force in his world, the young man ran in all the wrong directions. Sometimes people were chasing him, but just as often Mike Zito was running from himself. Finally there was nowhere to run. It was time to literally face the music. And what Zito found was that he had a sound buried inside, something that was trying to get out and share itself with the world. His music retains its bluesy Americana charm and big wide-open Texas sound as he explores more personal and introspective themes.


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  • Doug Y.

    Fantastic

    January 18, 2014

  • Janet

    Already sold out on-line. Get tix in person at Skippers.

    January 13, 2014

    • Sal

      FYI: 75 tickets go on sale 11 am tomorrow at Skipper's

      January 13, 2014

  • Sal

    ATTENTION ALL: I have been advised to buy tix asap for Tab Benoit/Mike Zito at Skipper's Fri Night ... if you don't have tix yet now is the time ... show will Sell Out! ...
    Cya There - Sal

    http://skipperssmokehouse.musictoday.com/SkippersSmokehouse/calendar.aspx

    January 12, 2014

    • lilla m.

      :-( Just tried and sold-out online. We will try the box office later and advise...

      January 13, 2014

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