Jazz and blues singer Alton “Big Al” Carson dies at age 66

Jazz and blues singer Alton “Big Al” Carson dies at age 66
Alton “Big Al” Carson, a fixture at a Bourbon Street bar and live music venue died at the age of 66. (Source: Tropical Isle's Facebook)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Alton “Big Al” Carson, a fixture at a Bourbon Street bar and live music venue died at the age of 66.

Bourbon Street bars, Funky Pirate and Tropical Isle, posted the news on Facebook on the evening of Sunday, April 26, calling today a “sad day.”

Today is a sad day. We lost Big Al only a few hours ago. It is with a heavy heart that we extend our warmest...

Posted by Tropical Isle on Sunday, April 26, 2020

He died on Sunday, April 26, according to Tropical Isle’s Facebook post.

Carson spent 25 years playing for the Funky Pirate.

The owners called him a kind soul with an infectious smile and, of course, a talented musician.

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