- 7th Release “World Full of Trouble” 2018
From Cajun to Zydeco and Blues to Rock as well as everything in between, Big Al and 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), Rick Gergen (Sweethearts of the Rodeo), the band has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the US.
The Bands 7th CD Release is “World Full of Trouble” (Ellersoul Records) and includes several guest artists, such as famed Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin, 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 or 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 is frequently played on XMs Bluesville.
Their 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 Studio’s in Orlando.