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Tab Benoit, pride of Louisiana, in Park City this weekend

Published September 12, 2013 4:41 pm

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Tab Benoit

Spotlight Show • The 45-year-old Louisianan is one of the Pelican State's vest exports, with a style of blues infused with the spirit of Cajun country. The guitarist said in a phone interview that he never plays with a setlist, because he encourages the crowd to shout out requests in between songs during his shows. "I'm there for them," he said of the audience. "If I wanted to play for myself, I'd stay at home." As for playing without a setlist, "Some musicians like to know what's going to happen before it happens," Benoit said. "I'm the opposite." Benoit and his home town of Houma (half-way between New Orleans and Morgan City) will host the Voice of the Wetlands Fest in mid-October, but in the meantime he is on the road, hoping to find cuisine that can compare to the gumbos, jamabalya and red beans and rice that are the cornerstones of Cajun cooking. But along with his guitar, he also brings his own seasonings and hot sauces with him on the road.

When • Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $40 at door and at egyptiantheatrecompany.org —