NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans blues singer Alton "Big Al” Carson died Sunday afternoon, according to a report from our partners at the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate. He was 66-years-old.
Carson’s wife told NOLA.com that he died two weeks after having a heart attack.
Big Al has been a staple in the New Orleans music scene for at least 25 years. He had a weekly gig at the Funky Pirate Bar with his band, the Blues Masters, and has played with several of New Orleans best known artists.