New Orleans based drummer Al Lauro joined the band of Outlaw Country star David Alan Coe (who nicknamed him Big Al) in the late 70s. He became good friends with the band’s guitarist, Warren Haynes, and they started a side project called the Unknown Blues Band, which played off and on for a few years. Next came Big Al and the Heavyweights, who quickly became a popular touring band. LOVE ONE ANOTHER, their seventh album since 1998, was recorded in Slidell, Louisiana, and produced by the band and George Curreau.
Special guests include guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and harmonica virtuoso Jason Ricci. From beginning to end, this album represents the band’s most adventurous and eclectic recording, full of blues, roots rock and a little country, well-crafted songs and dynamic performances. The Heavyweights currently include Lauro on drums, piano player/vocalist Wayne Lohr, guitarist/vocalist Marcel Anton, and bassist/vocalist Mark Parsons.