Alton "Big Al" Carson

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Big Al Carson (right), with pianist Lars Edegran (left)

Alton "Big Al" Carson (born October 2, 1953) is an American blues and jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

As of 2006, Carson currently appears with his band, the Bluemasters, at the Funky Pirate on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, several nights a week. He also performs irregularly with other bands.

Carson formerly played tuba in addition to singing, having performed and recorded with a number of brass bands and jazz bands in the city.

In 1994, Carson traveled through Europe on a New Orleans Music tour, where he performed for the Dutch royal family. The tour also featured Aaron Neville, and Ernie K-Doe.


"Biography of Big Al Carson by Larry Benicewicz." Blues Art Studio Journal. Retrieved 18 November 2004.[1]


  1. ^ "Big Al Carson". 1953-10-02. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 

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