BeauSoleil is performing with blues guitarist Tab Benoit at least three times in late May. The first is at Tipitina’s, Friday, May 21. The second is at Ruby’s Roadhouse in Mandeville, LA, Saturday, May 22. The third pairing is Sunday, May 23, where the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will close out its main, Orleans Stage, with the pairing. Benoit is a fine blues guitarist, originally from Houma, Louisiana. Benoit is an accomplished artist on his own, and the organizer of the Voice of the Wetlands Festival, held in October. His style is reminiscent of Sonny Landreth, so these performances promise to be reminiscent of BeauSoleil’s days before Landreth struck out on his own.
The Boogaloo is a free music festival in New Orleans. It started in 2006, as a way to boost the Mid-City neighborhood following the flooding of New Orleans caused by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina.