Tab Benoit, Katherine Kirkpatrick,and Brannon McLeod at Grant Street Dancehall
Born November 17, 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American blues guitarist, musician and singer. He plays a style that is a combination of blues styles, primarily Delta blues. He plays a Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar and writes his own musical compositions. Benoit graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, Louisiana in May, 1985. In 2003, he formed an organization promoting awareness of coastal wetlands preservation known as "Voice of the Wetlands."
A guitar player since his teenage years, he appeared at the Blues Box, a music club and cultural center in Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. He formed a trio in 1987 and began playing clubs in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. He began touring other parts of the south two years later and started touring more of the United States in 1991- and he continues to this day.
Indie/Easy Listening/Acoustic Guitar
Katherine Kirkpatrick is something spectacular to behold. This young woman from Church Point exploded onto Lafayette's scene hitting multiple open mics and songwriter showcases very quickly, impressing everyone who had the opportunity to hear her sing. Now, her name seems to be on everyone's lips. Her soulful voice and incredible passion for her music will draw you in and leave you wanting more. Katherine embraces and wears her title "singer/songwriter" proudly and well, but you can expect to hear amazingly innovative renditions of popular music in her set, as well.
Brannon McLeod has been fascinated by the art of music since the tender age of two, beginning with a simple pair of drumsticks, then later to the guitar and bass instruments. His discovery of old school blues, soul, and R&B has led him on a journey to a career in music. Heavily influenced by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and John Mayer, mixed with the modern sounds of today's music, he has developed his own unique style and sound. "I thank God for the priceless gifts he's given me. The passion in music is my only motivation."
Grant St. Dancehall (View)
113 West Grant Street
Lafayette, LA 70501