It’s like it’s four days before Christmas for a kid. It’s like it’s four days before New Year’s Eve for a 21 year-old. It’s only four more days until we play at the State Theatre to open up for Tab Benoit, but it seems like it’s going to take forever to get here.
Ever since we booked the gig, I’ve been looking forward to this Friday. Playing at the State Theatre is always a thrill. It’s the one gig where we’re really treated like “real” touring musicians. They’ve got guys who help carry your stuff on and off stage. They worry about the sound. They worry about the lights. All we have to worry about is getting there on time and doing what we do on stage.
But wait…there’s more…
We’re opening for Tab Benoit. He’s a guy I never get tired of seeing. First of all, his guitar playing and singing are phenomenal. He’s a BMA winner, for crying out loud. But then…he’s also one of the coolest, most laid-back guys I’ve ever met. I guess I don’t know many people from the Bayou…maybe they’re all cool and laid-back. Last time we saw him we got to talking about his plane. Oh yeah…he’s a pilot, too.
I just decided that Tab Benoit is the coolest person I’ve ever met.
Of course, after we play at the State, we head over to The 411 for the rest of the night. Maybe Tab will come down…maybe he won’t. Either way, I’m really looking forward to a night of musical highlights for the Out of Favor Boys.