Big Al Carson: HOME GROWN New Orleans
Alton 'BIG AL' Carson. New Orleans native and icon, blues singer extraordinaire, last of the great traditional New Orleans musicians still performing on Bourbon Street, drawing fans to the Funky Pirate from all over the country and the world. His singing is sublime. lyrical and raucous, his personality exuberant, engaging and loving. There is no one anywhere like him. Trained in traditional music from his early teens, he was celebrated for playing tuba in parades and second line for many years-even while he headlined his own band as singer and songwriter at various local clubs, including the legendary Fourth Edition.
This documentary is a mosaic portrait and music journey with Big Al through the New Orleans neighborhood that nourished him and his great talent. The Funky Pirate and New Orleans have a great, vivid, unforgettable and enduring music treasure in Big Al Carson
BY ROBERT VIHARO AND PAIGE OLSON
DIRECTED BY ROBERT VIHARO
Run time 67 minutes
is not rated.
home • our films • popolo
shop • about us/contact us
©2006. Content: Piazza del Popolo
Prodcutions. Design: Denise George.
All Right Reserved.