“Big” Al Dorn brings an original, authentic raw blues sound with a nice sprinkle of West-Coast Swing and Mississippi Hill Country Blues to go along with it. Smokin’ Hot Grooves coupled together with powerful, savage harmonica and stinging guitar, he plays original tunes with nods to blues legends John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, RL Burnside, Little Walter & The Chicago Harp Legends. This hard working, young rising star is an absolute force to be reckoned with and a definite “Must See”!!
Born and raised on the Eastside of Milwaukee, “Big” Al began his career playing on the street corners for what little money he could make until a chance encounter with local Blues Artist Reverend Raven catapulted him into local stardom. Through the Reverend, this astonishing young star has toured with and opened for some of the biggest names in the Midwest.
Influenced and taught by Legendary Harmonica Players Jim Liban and Madison Slim, "Big" Al is considered one of the best Harmonica Players in Wisconsin.
When not performing with his own band, you can see "Big" Al with Chicago Blues Hall Of Famer Paul Filipowicz.
"Big" Al Dorn is a true professional, honoring his influences and keeping the legacies alive, all while doing it in a completely original way
Links to purchase music
They Call Me "Big" Al (Released May 2017)
Get It While It's Hot (released November 2019) "An Enjoyable Listen. Solid, well performed" Bruce Iglauer - Alligator Records
All albums available for purchase @ www.bigaldorn.com
Music on spotify
"Big" Al has developed an extremely powerful, full-bore harmonica sound very reminiscent of "Big" Walter Horton and James Cotton" - Chris Kalmbach - The Madison Isthmus Times.
"We need more young players playing the REAL DEAL traditional Blues like he does" - Jim Liban.
"It's our own Chicago Blues coming back to us from Milwaukee" - Chicago Blues News.
"Blues At Its Absolute Finest"
"One of Wisconsin's Premier harmonica and guitar players" - Robert Jr. Whitall- Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine.
big bull falls blues festival
paramount blues festival
chain o' lakes blues festival
stonebank blues festival
mamie's blues bar
reggie's music joint
gibson's music hall
pullman's trolley depot & restaurant
smoke'd on the water
harbor lite yacht club
union park tavern
o'marro's public house
park ave. bar
becket's supper club
ripon music series
and manr more!!!!!
"Killer Harp Player. He's the REAL DEAL. When I first heard him, I became and instant fan" - Brandon Santini.
"Big" Al Dorn
Venues and festivals Big Al has appeared at
Jim Feeney - All - American Talent
(708) 867 - 5991
200 South Towne Dr. #323
South Milwaukee, WI. 53172
"One of THE Greatest harmonica and guitar players of his generation" - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.
LANCE SHELLMAN - BANANAS ENTERTAINMENT
708 W. Third Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914
"Big" Al Dorn
4745 N. Berkeley Blvd, Shorewood, WI