Night Train to Nashville

Night Train to Nashville

by Tab Benoit


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Night Train to Nashville

Tab Benoit has gone the live route before on his recordings, and he's smart to keep reminding listeners every so often that that's where he's at his best. Which is not to take away from Benoit's studio recordings, all of which -- including last year's excellent Power of the Pontchartrain -- are admirable showcases for his consistently solid blues guitar chops and gritty vocalizing. As on the last effort, Benoit is backed here by the New Orleans fixture Louisiana's Leroux, who provide the kind of muscular foundation that makes Benoit's funk that much funkier. They're all most at home when churning out a basic boogie like "Muddy Bottom Blues," one of a trio of songs on which Benoit and band are joined by Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall, and "Too Sweet for Me," which spotlights Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds on harp. But on the occasions when they lay low, like "Fever for the Bayou," with guest Jumpin' Johnny Sansome sailing on the accordion, Benoit finds a deeper connection with the soul of New Orleans, a soul that, in this post-Katrina age, we all need to connect with more than ever.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2008
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408367427
catalogNumber: 83674
Rank: 46321

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tab Benoit   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jim Lauderdale   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jimmy Hall   Harmonica,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Harp,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Waylon Thibodeaux   Washboard,Guest Appearance
Tony Haselden   Banjo
Leon Medica   Bass,Electric Bass
Jim Odom   Guitar
Nelson Blanchard   Keyboards
David Peters   Drums
David Petters   Drums
Mark Duthu   Percussion

Technical Credits

Tab Benoit   Composer,Producer,Author,Audio Production
David Z.   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Stephen Hall   Engineer
Salvador "Quique" Greco   Engineer

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