17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guys deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching more about the blues tradition. Rejecting a potential career as a pilot, he worked with a brace of Cajun bands, before finding someone receptive to the idea of a white man just out of his teens playing the blues. His first appearance on record placed him in awe-inspiring company - the Justice Records compilation, Strike A Deep Chord: Blues Guitar For The Homeless - with his own contributions sitting next to selections from Dr. John, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Johnny Copeland.
Benoits debut album was released in 1992, and featured contributions from Gregg...
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