Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Laith Al-Saadi began singing at age 4 and began playing

guitar at 13. At 15 years old Al-Saadi formed his first blues band, “Blue Vinyl.” By the time he

was 18 years old they had opened for Blues greats like Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Son Seals,

and Taj Mahal and toured the Netherlands. After graduating from High School, Al-Saadi attended

the University of Michigan where he recieved a degree in Jazz Guitar and Bass. During

his college years, Al-Saadi was a member of the Johnny Trudell Orchestra and freelanced with

many of Detroit’s greats like Thornetta Davis, Jocelyn B, The Reefermen. In 2004 Al-Saadi

was the lead singer/guitarist of the Detroit Lion’s pep band. Since 2000, Laith Al-Saadi has

enjoyed growing success as the Detroit area’s premier singer and guitarist. Working relentlessly

around town, Al-Saadi generally can be found playing at least 5 nights a week. This

determination has led to recent opening slots for artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Leon

Russell, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter, Hubert Sumlin, Olu Dara, Ten Years After, Mountain,

The Yardbirds, Greg Allman, and — most notably — B.B. King (numerous times). In 2006,

Al-Saadi was crowned “King of the Blues” for the Northern Region of the United States by

Guitar Center. This makes him one of the top 4 Blues guitarists in the Country. In Guitar World

magazine (Nov. 2006) Al-Saadi was heralded as sounding like “Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy

at their best.” His first release, Long Time Coming, is a collection of original songs that has

recieved rave reviews by the Ann Arbor News, Metro Times, Current Magazine and the Detroit

News. In Jan. 2009 Al-Saadi released his second solo effort, In the Round. The record is an

eclectic collection of all-original music that explores many facets of Al-Saadi’s influences …

In 2013, Al-Saadi teamed up with producer Jeffrey Weber and an all star cast of L.A. session

legends to make his third release REAL, a soulful album harkens back to the great musical traditions

of New Orleans and features a dream-band of musicians such as Jim Keltner (Drums),

Leland Sklar (Bass), Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3), Jimmy Vivino (Rhythm Gtr/ Backing

Vox), Tom Scott (Sax), Lee Thornburg (Tpt), Brandon Fields (Bari Sax), Nick Lane (Trombone

/ Horn Arranger) and more …