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Livestream • Studio/Club New Orleans, LA Contact: Andrea Evenson, [email protected] Web: Players: Joe Plowman, bass, Patrick Firth, keyboard, Carsie Blanton, guitars, vocals Material: Carsie Blanton acknowledges John Prine and Nick Lowe among her influences. I also detect some Cyndi Lauper, maybe some Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, perhaps even a hint of Joni Mitchell. She covers a lot of musical ground. From the cute & nasty, “Jacket,” (rhymes with “when you whack it”), to the cool, jazzy, finger-snapping “Twister,” to the angry protest, “Down in the Streets,” to the heart- wrenching “American Kid”: “Don’t look now it won’t be long, […]

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The Ryman Auditorium  Nashville, TN Contact: [email protected] Web: Players: Tab Benoit, vocals, guitar; Terence Higgins, drums; Corey Duplechin, bass    Material: Tab Benoit, (pronounced, BEN-WAH) is not a rock star. I’m not sure he really wants to be one. He’s a bluesman. Benoit uses no pedals, and only the one Fender Telecaster Thinline guitar. This is an artist whose playing speaks to you as much as the lyrics do. He opened his performance with two rockers, “Why Are People Like That? and “Whole Lotta Soul,” from the albums Brother To The Blues and Medicine. “Nothing Takes The Place Of […]

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