Alex Hall, or Big Al, was raised in the bread basket of traditional old time and string band music. He fell in love with the raw beauty in the ancient music. Alex quickly saw and felt a likeness between the energy of the rock music and the rowdy old time string bands. He began to focus on songwriting then moved to Wilmington, NC. It was here he began to combine modern sounds with old and record his original material as well as new takes on traditional songs. With two new records coming out in 2010, Big Al Hall has gathered a devout fan base with his high energy shows and earnest songwriting. When the band plays the acoustic jam kids, the rockers and music lovers young and old all turn out to dance, clap and sing along with Big Al Hall!