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BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

St. Louis' Premier Jazz & Blues Club

Big Al and The Heavyweights

Date

Jul 20 2024

Time

8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Cost

$20.00

Southern Roots, Bayou Soul

 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).  Of course, Warren is no longer in the  band but Big Al has formed a solid array of musicians that features  guitarist vocalist extraordinaire Marcel Anton, Dennis “the menace” Cedeno from Brooklyn NY, and harp player, vocalist from Detroit Dangerous Dale Robinson

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.

“Love One Another” 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 .

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!

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have some exciting news to share with you all. After years of non-stop recording and touring, we are thrilled to announce that Vizztone Label Group recording artists, Big Al and The Heavyweights, have been inducted into The Alabama Blues Music Hall of Fame in Birmingham on April 30, 2023.”

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