Jim Odom, founder of PreSonus Audio Electronics, who was featured on the latest Tab Benoit album.New York (September 27, 2007)–The pro audio industry is littered with engineers and execs who used to be pro or semi-pro musicians, but every now and then, you find one who’s not merely still gigging, but winding up on the charts as well. Such is the case with Jim Odom, founder of PreSonus Audio Electronics, who was featured on the latest Tab Benoit album Power of the Pontchartrain, which climbed to the number two spot on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart after its release in June, 2007. Now the group is on tour together through Saturday night.
Odom, his band Louisiana LeRoux, and Benoit already tore it up last night in New York City at The Lion’s Den , but you can catch them tonight at Chans in Woonsocket, RI; Friday, September 28th at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY; and Saturday, September 29th at Mid-Atlantic Music Festival in Atlantic City, NJ.
Benoit, a popular Louisiana blues musician, teamed up with Odom and the rest of the members of Louisiana LeRoux making Power of the Pontchartrain; the ADL 600 from PreSonus was also used in the recording of the album’s vocal and guitar tracks. Odom has been playing with LeRoux since 1981, when he joined as the band’s lead guitar player.