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Big Al & The Heavyweights

World Full Of Trouble is Big Al & The Heavyweights’ 7th CD of original Louisiana roots music. It reflects their love of so many musical styles from blues to rock, zydeco to jazz and even country. Big Al says, “this CD is truly one of my favorites because I finally have a cd that features my long-time friend, harmonica virtuoso and ex-Heavyweight band member (two times in fact), Jason Ricci on several tracks (“Bayou Life,” “Millionaire Baby,” “Mother Trucker,” and “Crazy About You Baby”). Jason and I always wanted to have a recording together, now it’s here. I’m also a huge Muddy Waters fan and we are blessed to have legendary, long-time Muddy Waters guitarist, Bob Margolin on “World Full of Trouble” and “Love So Fine.”

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame member, long-time Heavyweight and co-writer on these tracks, Wayne Lohr, is an excellent keyboard player and immensely soulful vocalist. Destin Thibodaux, who was one Jason’s students was also instrumental in making this happen. He’s an excellent arranger, harmonica player and played bass on “Crazy About You Baby.”

John Lisi, who plays guitar in Jason Ricci’s band, and super soulful vocalist guitarist Lance Younger also appear. Lance is the featured vocalist on “World Full of Trouble,” “Testify,” “Bayou Life,” “Mother Trucker” and “Two Wrongs.”

The CD was recorded at Suite Mix Studios in funky Slidell, LA with George Cureau Jr as producer and engineer.

All in all, if you are a fan of roots music with a soulful southern flair his — is it!

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