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Playing blues for Louisiana

Autumn Phillips

Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit’s Louisiana home was spared by Hurricane Katrina. But he owes his career to the blues venues of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and since the floodwaters broke through the levees, Benoit and other New Orleans area musicians who already were working to raise awareness about the erosion of the Gulf Coast wetlands, transferred their energy into fundraising for Katrina victims.

The group, Voices of the Wetlands, spent last weekend in Vail organizing and performing in the Big Easy Benefit. All proceeds went to the Hurricane Katrina Musicians Relief Fund. The show originally was scheduled in Louisiana in September.

With Benoit already in Colorado, he is making a stop in Clark for two performances at the Elk River Tavern.

Benoit will play at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at the Elk River Tavern in Clark and All That Jazz in Steamboat Springs.

Tab Benoit

8 p.m. Sunday and Monday

Elk River Tavern at the Glen Eden Resort in Clark $15; available at Elk River Tavern and All That Jazz