Dirty Linen - p.78
"[W]ith a nice balance of blues, funk, rhythm and blues, Cajun, and zydeco....The songs and musicianship are top-notch."
Living Blues - p.84
"His less-is-more guitar style is emphasized on the swampy rock 'n' boogie song 'Night Train.' 'Solid Simple Things' features sturdy vocals that create a sense of Americana that few other artists on today's scene could equal."
Tab Benoit: Jim Odom (guitar); Tony Haselden (banjo); Nelson Blanchard (keyboards); Leon Medica (electric bass); David Petters (drums); Mark Duthu (percussion).
Personnel: Tab Benoit (vocals, guitar); Jim Lauderdale (vocals, guitar); Kim Wilson (vocals, harp, harmonica); Jimmy Hall (vocals, harmonica); Jumpin' Johnny Sansone (harmonica); David Peters (drums); Waylon Thibodeaux (washboard).
Audio Mixer: Tab Benoit.
Recording information: The Place On Second Street, Nashville, TN.
Author: Tab Benoit.
Photographer: Darren Ray.
With performances culled from a volcanic two-night stand in Nashville in 2007, NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE confirms what blues insiders have known for a long time: Tab Benoit is the real deal. Hot on the heels of winning the 2006 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award, Benoit ripped through these 11 keepers with an array of star guests from across the American roots firmament. Jim Lauderdale appears on the sensually nostalgic "Moon Coming Over the Hill" while set closer "Stackolina" features cajun fiddler/washboardist Waylon Thibodeaux and Fabulous Thunderbirds singer Kim Wilson. The star of the show though, naturally, is Benoit, who with the nastiest of telecaster licks, cements his status as the Louisianian swamp blues answer to Stevie Ray Vaughn.