He's a great player and puts on one of the best live shows ever! He also happens to be one of the most approachable and friendly guys you'll ever meet. I told him he was one of the people that inspired me to play guitar and he just started laughing and said "Don't blame this on me!"
I have a natural 72 thinline reissue that I bought after seeing him. Next time he was in town I took it to the gig and waited to have him sign it. He whipped it out of my hands and started playing it, commenting that the neck was a little thinner than his. Then he signed it very neatly and large under the bridge. 10 years later I've almost worn it off. Maybe time for an update!
He's a great guy, with superb singing and guitar playing skills.
I'll tell you this--not only does he put on a great show, but the women in Louisiana LOVE Tab Benoit. I saw him at Jazz Fest 2 years ago (his backing band was LeRoux!) and I have never seen so many beautiful women going crazy over a blues guy. They were nutz over him---he even did a blues version of NO Ladies, and I thought some might faint.