LEON J'S JUKE JOINT
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby 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.
LEON J'S JUKE JOINT
From early in Leon's youth he was immersed in music. Traveling in his parents gospel tour bus as a child he performed his first vocal performance at age 4.
Inducted in the National Heritage Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame TM. - 2011, as Ambassador to the Blues & Great Blues Artist Arizona.
Leon's vocal prowess and talent are what you first notice when experiencing his music. His soulful vocals, slide and finger style guitar work, and smooth acoustic grooves, are what he is noted for in performances. He has a reputation for uncommonly entertaining and engaging performances with his story telling & moving the music and set to fit when the energy from his audience joins with his music.
Leon’s storytelling, & knowledge of the early bluesmen and their styles, and the
effect it has to this day on most of our popular music, takes you on a special
journey thru time.
When asked about his music mixing both original with
interpretive songs, he replies “ If I had to be completely truthful, I don’t view any
song I perform as anything other than my music. Simply because I didn’t write the song- say lyrics as an example,
does not make my performance of it any less an original expression... Original expression from the early legends of the blues when furthering
another’s song, is one of the things I love most about the Roots and Blues Music I am blessed to perform for many music lovers"
"Leon J's Delta Infused music was so fresh and original, our studio audience and our Television viewing audience raved about his live performance"
Good Morning Arizona ABC TV 15 March 2013
" A true musical artist - creative - passionate & extremely talented..."
AZ Entertainment Magazine 2012
Leon J's performance is a show you don't want to miss..... Leon J - Simply Good Music!
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