Big Al & the Heavyweights have garnered ecstatic reviews for this disc, especially from Blues Brother, Dan Ackroyd, who featured it on his syndicated House of Blues Radio Show. In fact, he selected the Louisiana party anthem, "House Party" as the Blues Breaker of the Week. The CD was also nominated for a Blues Album of the Year Award by the NEA (Nashville Entertainment Association).
From start to finish, the band will keep you toe tapping and booty shaking through this obviously crowd pleasing set of original blues tunes. Fine axe handling and vocal talents are clearly displayed by Michael Holloway and are balanced by the aggressive harmonica playing of Roguie Ray. Opening with the musically vivacious "Man Out of Love" and grooving through the tribute to Albert King, "King of the Blues", this CD has it all. Check out the blues rocking shuffle of "Walk That Walk", and the R&B sound of "Designated Fool" and "Every Day of My Life". Louisiana music fans will be moving to "Zydecoco" and the Professor Longhair inspired "The 'Fess". There is even some Yule Tide spirit in "Santa Wants to Play the Blues".
The mood is exuberant and the groove never stops with cuts like "Shout For More" and the title track "That Ain't Nice". Big Al & the Heavyweights deliver with knockout strength.
Key Selling Points:
* Featured by Dan Ackroyd on the House of Blues Radio Show
* The song, "House Party" was selected as the Blues Breaker of the Week
* Nominated for Blues Album of the Year Award by the NEA (Nashville Entertainment Association)
* Features the critically acclaimed Albert King tribute "King of the Blues"