Each night when award-winning bluesman Tab Benoit picks up his guitar he does so with a clean slate. No plans, no pre-fab approach to the setlist, no rehearsals. “You don’t rehearse the blues, man,” Benoit says with a laugh.
As the concert ended, Damien Rice stood at mid-stage, microphone in one hand, cigarette in the other. He swayed slightly, a trail of red wine staining his t-shirt from collar to midriff. The image was fitting for the Irish bard whose often-gloomy catalog echoes sentiments of sleepless nights and feelings […]