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Sounds Like: Anders Osborne, Warren Haynes, Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, B.B. King
Manager: Al Lauro
Bio: Big Al and the Heavyweights began their musical journey in 1996 as the “Unknown Blues Band”. Founding members included Warren Haynes, who went on to become a driving force with the Allman Bros and later founded Gov't Mule, Rick Gerken of Sweethearts of the Rodeo and of course, Big Al.
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“Now on their seventh album, Big Al and the Heavyweights are known around town as the Kings of Carnival, gumbo parties, and a damn good time. The latest out of the recording studio hits the nail on the head of the Southern funked-out blues scene hard. The record kicks off with “Don’t you Want Me,” a Zydeco fl avored, toe-tapping beat and moves nicely into the similarly styled “What’s up With That.” The title track, “Sunshine on Me” is front and center at position three. With the vibrancy and heat of a passionate proclamation, the song sheds light on an impressive guitar riff, a showcase that weaves nicely throughout the blues infused album. However, while “Sunshine on Me,” takes on a rejoicing tone, the next track, “Money Matters” takes things down a notch for a real Chicago styled performance. The entrancing lull doesn’t last long as listeners are swept back into the rhythmic fray of a catchy melody in “Won’t you Dance with Me?” An encouraging reque”