Carmichael is the consummate musician. He began playing at age 11, played his first gig at 15, began writing songs and touring the South at age 16, becoming a full time professional at 20. His numerous industry achievements include 500 session hours at Holland-Dozier-Holland studios during the '70s, and co-writing( with Gary Griffin) the #1 national country hit "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am" for roots rocker Lee Roy Parnell. He spent eight years writing for a major Nashville publishing company. Al has also logged countless studio hours playing on tracks for artists such as George Clinton, (Parliament/Funkadelic), Johnny Powers, Bliss , Bluecat, Terrie Lea and the Mustangs and many others.
Al continues to play regularly in the metro Detroit area and is currently working on the follow-up to "Life Number Nine."