Alton "Big Al" Carson is dead at the age of 66.
Bourbon Street bars Funky Pirate and Tropical Isle posted the news on Facebook yesterday, calling it a "sad day."
The owners called him a kind soul with an infectious smile and, of course, a talented musician.
Carson spent 25 years playing for the Funky Pirate before passing, becoming a fixture at the Bourbon Street bar and live music venue.
The cause of death is unknown at this time.
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