Big Time Blues and More Coming to Center for the Arts Bonita Springs in January and February

Matt Schofield
Saturday, January 15, 2022; 7:30pm
Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative British Blues artists of his generation. He has been rated in the top ten British Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine, alongside legends Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

Appalachian Roadshow
Saturday, January 22, 2022; 7:30pm
With Appalachian Road Show, Abernathy, Webb and their talented compadres (including fiddle beast, Jim VanCleve, and legendary upright bassist, Todd Phillips) seek to honor the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and region. The group takes influences from other sources and applies that Appalachian style, as they've done with a grassy version of the Steve Miller Band's Dance, Dance, Dance.

Ronnie Baker Brooks
Friday, January 28, 2022; 7:30pm
Ronnie Baker Brooks is an American Chicago blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a respected club performer in Chicago, before recording three solo albums for Watchdog Records. Ronnie's charisma makes every appearance a memoriable experience for those that have known him for years and every new listener.

Tab Benoit
Saturday, February 5, 2022; 7:30pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022; 7:30pm
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded and/or performed with Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Kim Wilson, Jimmy Thackery, Charlie Musslewhite, Kenny Neal, Chris Layton, Ivan Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jim Lauderdale, Anders Osborne, and Alvin Youngblood Hart to name a few. Tab's accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to preserve the coastal waters of his home state. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina's effects and a call to protect and restore the wetlands.

BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet
Saturday, February 12, 2022; 7:30pm
For the past 45 years, BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet and they are now back on the road with their farewell tour One Last Time—Au Revoir! Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. Their distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall. Since becoming the first Cajun band to win a Grammy with L'amour Ou La Folie and the a second Grammy in 2010, Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, BeauSoleil has garnered many accolades, including twelve Grammy nominations. Their music is so integral to the Cajun culture that they have been featured on the New Orleans-based hit HBO program Treme.

Centers for Arts
Bonita Springs
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

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