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"Big Al and the Heavyweights, whose Cajun lili would have George Lucas cast them as Darth Y'all in the Louisiana version of "Star Wars""
- The Plain Dealer, Cleveland OH USA

"From their first helping of slow, New Orlean's blues on "Cajun Roux" to their last offering of fast, rocking blues on "House Party" the band kept the crowd up and moving and inspired by their energy, enthusiasm, and strong playing."
- Rich Benson, Minnesota Blues 

"..serving up a tasteful platter of Louisiana blues and Cajun swamp music, Big Al & the Heavyweights will satisfy your desires.""
- Charlotte Blues Society, Charlotte NC USA

"...from straight-ahead contemporary blues to swampy New Orleans funk, these cats have it going on. Big Al and the Heavyweights deliver something missing in most modern music - originality."
- Natchel Blues Network, Norfolk VA USA


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Big Al and the Heavyweights will keep you dancing till the next time Mardi Gras comes around
Dan Aykroyd, House of Blues Radio


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 new 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, New Orleans guitarist, John Lisi from Delta Funk. Big Al and the Heavyweights also welcome 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 "World Full of Trouble" cd was frequently played on XM's 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. This is a show you don't want to miss !