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Keepin' It Real: Ann Arbor's Laith Al-Saadi Finishes As Strong Voice For The Blues

Laith Al-Saadi's 2013 record, Real

Season 10 of NBC's "The Voice" brought Ann Arbor bluesman, singer, and guitarist, Laith Al-Saadi into the national spotlight over the past few weeks. True to his 2013 record "Real," Laith brought a welcome change to the program as part of Adam Levine's team with his gritty, raw vocals, and guitar that landed him a top spot as a finalist on the show. While he took 4th place in the contest,  he'll still bring home the bragging rights as a top-notch blues artist and instrumentalist.

Marketing Director for the Ark in Ann Arbor, Barb Chaffer Authier says his success on the show has helped raise awareness for the Ann Arbor music scene. 


Congrats to Laith Al-Saadion a great run!
Thanks for being a much-needed champion of the blues on The Voice; and for representing the Michigan scene so well. You've always been a winner. We look forward to the future projects this exposure will help to make happen. WEMU and Laith fans....what did you think of the Voice finale? Tell us on facebook!


Watch highlights from Laith's performances on The Voice:
You can also listen for Laith and more great blues (and jazz) on 89.1 WEMU throughout your day.
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