Venues and festivals we've played

“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 has grown into 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



"One of THE Greatest harmonica and guitar players of his generation" - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.

"Killer Harp Player. He's the REAL DEAL. When I first heard him, I became and instant fan" - Brandon Santini.

"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.


"Big" Al Dorn

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"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.

708 W. Third Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914 

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Jim Feeney - All - American Talent
(708) 867 - 5991
200 South Towne Dr. #323
South Milwaukee, WI. 53172


big bull falls blues festival

paramount blues festival

chain o' lakes blues festival

stonebank blues festival

​mamie's blues bar

morton's wisconsinn

the cheel

shank hall

reggie's music joint

gibson's music hall
pullman's trolley depot & restaurant

smoke'd on the water

braun's powerhouse

danny lynch's

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!!!!!


"Big" Al Dorn

"One of Wisconsin's Premier harmonica and guitar players" - Robert Jr. Whitall- Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine.

Contact Info

​​"Blues At  Its Absolute  Finest"​​

"Big" Al Dorn

4745 N. Berkeley Blvd, Shorewood, WI

(414) 248-0655