It's been a slow week here at the Suit. Real life and such sometimes gets in the way of writing, unfortunately. So as we inch ever closer to Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, let's cut loose a little. Here's one of the better tracks off the latest release from blues guitarist and singer extraordinaire Tab Benoit, "Come and Get It." The album is called Medicine, and it's a burner. It's his first studio LP since 2007's Power of the Pontchartrain, and it may just be part of the soundtrack for your summer if you don't mind. Related articles Benoit and The Bear (thebigchilicookoffevergreen.wordpress.com) Stories from the Gulf, one year on (cnn.com)
This popped up on a last.fm mix the other day, and I stopped what I was doing and proceeded to dance around the room like a mental patient. I figure this little blues boogie is as good a way as any to kick off the week, now that spring is at the doorstep and the last vestiges of snow are melting away. It's Tab Benoit with "So High", off of his 1992 debut album Nice & Warm. This is recommended for fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan, although this has more of a New Orleans flavor than a Texas one.