Martin’s Downtown | 214 State Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
- Date(s): Fri, Nov 26
- Time: 10:00 pm
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/4413549908761437/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D
Big Al and the Heavyweights at Martin’s Downtown November 26 | Doors 9 pm | Presented By Rybolt Productions
Big Al and the Heavyweights originally formed in 1996 as the Unknown Blues Band, with founding members Al Lauro, Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule), and pianist Rick Gergen (Sweethearts of the Rodeo). Although, Warren is no longer in the band , Big Al has formed a solid array of musicians and has consistently toured and been featured at venues and festivals throughout the US. The band has released six critically acclaimed CDs of original roots music. Recently, their original compositions “Bound By Love” and” World Full of Trouble” hit 1k plays on Apple’s iTunes. The current band features Louisiana Music Hall of Fame piano player vocalist, Wayne Lohr along with guitarist vocalist extraordinaire Marcel Anton and solid bassist vocalist Mark Parsons.
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.