Voices of the Wetlands All Stars
VOICE OF THE WETLANDS ALL-STARS successfully completed their first western U.S. tour with RAVING reviews and sold out shows from Boulder, CO, to San Diego, CA, and up through Seattle, WA. Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Johnny Vidacovich, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone and Waylon Thibodeaux embarked on a 16-date tour in twenty-one days taking their music and message outside of Louisiana.
The ALL-STARS’ physical, demanding performance presented a powerful blend of soulful blues, New Orleans funk, hoodoo rhythms, Cajun zydeco, and gritty rock. Audiences experienced a show only previously seen at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Led by founder, Tab Benoit, the VOW ALL-STARS achieved musical success, as well as gained national support and action in response to the crisis of Louisiana’s wetlands. Benoit’s words and the ALL-STARS’ music influenced audiences in all sixteen markets. People outside of Louisiana were motivated to care and take action for a domestic crisis that ultimately affects the entire country – environmentally, economically, and culturally. While the VOW ALL-STARS are musicians by trade, they have become the ambassadors of Louisiana’s fight to protect and preserve a national treasure and a vital part of the U.S.
PHILLY FOLK FEST PERFORMERS COME UP BIG AT THE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS IN MEMPHIS ON MAY 10TH.
Tab Benoit won both the Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Entertainer of The Year while Johnny Sansone took home the award for Song of The Year, "The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too".
Both Tab and Johnny will be performing at Fest on Friday, August 19th as part of the Louisiana supergroup VOICES OF THE WETLANDS ALL-STARS.