Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

. September 20, 2018.
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It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday…

Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash
Sept 29
The Michigan Theater
8pm
INFO

Al-Saadi surges mighty musical squalls of electric blues, with a bit of soul and some rock ‘n’ roll mixed in. With precise command of his voice and the frets along his fender, he’s an alchemist of emotional blues ballads, twanged-out toe-tapping rockers, face-melting solos, and everything in between.

But of course, audiences of major network music productions like NBC’s The Voice will recall his inspiring climb to the finals of that show’s competitive batch of top-notch talents. His authentic personality, trance-like performance style, and extraordinary skill at the craft of blues & rock music undoubtedly aided him to the top and won him a national audience…

…but still, each year, Al-Saadi makes sure to show his hometown crowd a good time…, often with a little help from his friends.

Al-Saadi will be joined by John Sinclair and Larry McCray for this epic B-day celebration, along with Randall Moore (of the Ragbirds) and Al Hill (Ann Arbor native and 2017 International Blues Challenge winner). Also on stage with Al-Saadi will be the Motor City Horns (Bob Seger’s brass section), along with Mark Damian and David Stearns serving as the rhythm section.

Al-Saadi sharpened his musical abilities right here at the U-M school of music (with a degree in Jazz Guitar and Bass). He went on to share stages with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Greg Allman, and B.B. King!

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Sept 29

The Michigan Theater
8pm

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