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.”
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.