From Cajun to Zydeco to Blues to Rock and everything in between, Big Al & the Heavyweights offer 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 latest recording "Love One Another" (Vizztone Label Group) includes special musical guests Luther Dickinson of the North MS Allstars and former Heavyweight and harmonica virtuoso, Jason Ricci.
Big Al and the Heavyweights' live performances are family oriented, energetic and most of all fun. This is a show you don't want to miss!
"Love One Another", their latest album, was recorded at famed Suite Mix Studios in Slidell, LA with George Curreau Jr engineering and producing who is noted for Funky Meters guitarist Brian Stoltz's numerous recording projects. The album charted at # 19 on the Living Blues Charts and #15 on The North American College & Community Radio Chart and # 8 on the Roots Music Blues Chart .
Notable Festival Appearances
River Basin Blues and BBQ Festival 2021
WC Handy Festival 2021
Clematis By Night 2023, 2022, 2021
Bob Sykes Blues Festival 2023
Blues in Da Bay 2023
Wiregrass Blues Festival 2022
Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival 2022
Sunbank's Rhythm & Blues Festival 2022
"Big Al And The Heavyweights are certainly one of the most recognized and respected bands of the actual blues scene. Their dynamism and expressiveness on stage bring action and frenetic communication, which allows them to be one of the most requested groups in bars, clubs, cafes and festivals."
LA HORA DEL BLUES
“"Gumbo Heads" should be ready to party another quarter century with these guys....Get ready to boogie!”
BLUES STALKER - SUNCOAST BLUES SOCIETY
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
April 2023 - inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame
July 2021 - "World Full of Trouble" hit 1000 all-time plays on Apple Music
Aug 2021 - "Bound By Love" hit 1000 all time plays on Apple Music