From Cajun to Zydeco, Blues to Rock, and everything in between, Big Al & the Heavyweights offers a musical gumbo sure to please all! Formed in 1996 as the Unknown Blues Band , with founding members Big Al Lauro, Warren Haynes ( Allman Bros, Gov't Mule), and Rick Gergen ( Sweethearts of the Rodeo), the band has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the US since. A fun filled musical variety brings the best of R&B, Blues and Soul together with their original flavor to make a foot stomping "want to dance" show come alive for audiences of all ages.
The latest CD "World Full of Trouble" (Ellersoul Records) is the band's 7th CD release, and includes several guest artists, such as famed Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin, and New Orleans guitarist, John Lisi from Delta Funk. Big Al and the Heavyweights also welcomes back former Heavyweight and harmonica virtuoso, Jason Ricci.
"World Full of Trouble" was recorded at famed Suite Mix Studios in Slidell, LA noted for Funky Meters guitarist Brian Stoltz's numerous recording projects. The Cd charted at # 10 on the Living Blues Charts and was frequently played on XMs Bluesville.
Big Al and the Heavyweights' live performances are family oriented, energetic and most of all fun. They have been staples at the WC Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, AL as well as the Mardi Gras Celebration at Universal Studios in Orlando. This is a show you don't want to miss!