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Long Time Coming

by Laith Al-Saadi

A dazzling, much anticipated debut album from this Singer/Guitarist. Long Time Coming masterfully fuses Rock, Blues, R&B, and Jazz to form a unique style of its own while holding true to its roots. A must have for Blues guitar and Telecaster aficionados.
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2. Circle
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3. Mystified
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4. Misbehave
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5. In Time
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6. Everything
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7. Turn it Around
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8. If
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9. Who Turned Out the Lights?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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THE FIRST SOLO RELEASE FROM THE 2006 GUITARMAGEDDON "KING OF THE BLUES" NORTHERN U.S. CHAMPION!!!

Long Time Coming from Laith Al-Saadi

R & B-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Laith Al-Saadi has just released his first CD release, Long Time Coming, which showcases the talent and experience of this hardworking musician. “This CD comes from years having a bunch of tunes in the can…10 years of writing and performing culminates here…” This gifted 28 year old was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and began singing classically at age 4. An avid fan of the Beatles, he became interested in songwriting and began to play guitar at age 13. 
 After learning the Beatles repertoire he got turned on to the blues through his favorite guitarists. From guitar idols like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, Laith then began listening to the true blues heroes like Elmore James, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Freddie and Albert King. The Blues then opened the door to a great love of Jazz and Al-Saadi began listening to instrumentalists like Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and Thelonius Monk.
 At age 15, Al-Saadi formed a blues band, Blue Vinyl with some other young musicians from the renowned Community High School Jazz Program and they began creating a buzz around the Ann Arbor area. With the success of their album 9:03 the band opened for several great performers including Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Chris Duarte, Rod Piazza and WAR. In the summer of 1995, Blue Vinyl then played a tour of the Netherlands culminating with the opening performance at the North Sea Jazz festival in Den Haag, Netherlands.
 Laith then went on to study Guitar and Bass performance at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI then later completed a BFA in Jazz Studies/Bass and Guitar Performance at the University of Michigan. During these college years he also began playing with Detroit greats like Johnny Trudell, Thornetta Davis, Joc’lyn B, Al Hill and the Detroit Lions pep band.
 Long Time Coming showcases Laith’s unique harmonic sound—rock played like jazz—a Steely Dan influence with an equal part r & b. Great guitar and blues influences bring out the complex and multifaceted guitar style, rich voice, and introspective lyrics. Turn it around has an Elvin Bishop, gospel tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound—which is not your typical love song about getting back on your feet after love is gone. Who turned out the lights is a dedication to Frank Zappa and explores and interprets funk, jazz and rock guitar styles.
Laith Al-Saadi continues to take the Detroit area by storm with his brand of gritty, soulful Rockin’ Blues. Recently opening for Robben Ford, Johnny Winter and Leon Russell he is creating a big buzz in the midwest blues scene. He performs 5 to 6 times a week in the Detroit area and around the state, with plans in the works for a Midwestern tour. Long Time Coming is another step in the successful and diverse career of this talented instrumentalist and singer-songwriter.
For more information about Laith and his music, please visit: www.laithmusic.com.


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amber

Brilliant - I love it!
Wow - I never knew that I was a blues fan until I heard Laith sing...the guy is incredible! Can't wait till the next album comes out. Go see him live if you get the chance...he's even better in person!

tcbluz.luvr

AWESOME!!!
Laith is a raw, pure talent...refreshing and new! His vocals are pure and his guitar playing equally impressive. I was lucky enough to see him perform live at the Mid-North Michigan Blues Society Blues Challenge. He would have won by a landslide if he had not gone over the alotted 30 minute time limit. Thing was, no one wanted him to stop!!! Really really worth checking out. You will NOT be disappointed!

Tim M

Long Time Coming
It has been a long time to hear such great talent. Absolutely my favorite CD

Nate Koorhan

A Must Have!
If you're a fan of Laith's live performances at his various local gigs, you'll love the disc! No punches pulled on this one. He put everything he had in the album and from first listen you can tell. "Long Time Coming" was well worth the wait. Looking forward to the next album and catching Laith live on stage again soon.

Doc Raj

Absolutely Fantastic!
This is the best CD I have ever bought from a local artist! Great mix of blues,rock,and soul. I listened to this CD for the first time while performing surgery a week ago and even the staff in the operating room loved it. Great job Laith! Hope to see some more original stuff in the near future. Doc

Dina

Incredible!!
Saw Laith earlier this year in St. Louis, Michigan at the Gem. I was totally blown away by his talent. Pure genius.

Jeff

The perfect mix of Blues, Rock and Soul.
This CD has a great variety of sounds and songs with such a good flow to them. a great listen

Laith Fan

Amazing!
The depth of Laith's voice, the emotion with which he sings & amazing guitar talent makes this by far my favorite CD of summer 2006. Was lucky enough to catch a show in A2. He is even more amazing in person. I can't get enough of him!!!

ken walters

long time comming
Im a thirtyeight year old man who loves all the old stuff, dug the grunge era and can listen to "some" of the new stuff. Laith makes you feel great about geting older! Its real music, it sounds even better live(can't say that too often)than in person but even produced he's UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! If you like blues and or rock and have not seen him your missing out on a great show!

Don Cook

Absolute Talent !!!
Absolute Talent!!! The way Laith captures your emotions is something to behold. It's not everyday that you find a bluesman that stands out. Technical prowess of a Jazz musician without losing the feel of the Blues. I have never caught a live show that made me feel more a part of the show itself, than a Laith Al-Saadi show. He has a way of making you feel like he is there to share a song with "You" and not just another performance for a crowd. I think it is impossible to catch the feel of his live shows on CD. Maybe Laith could do a live track (or two) on his next project (hint, hint). It would be awesome to get his version of Ziggy Stardust (show closer) on CD!!! My personal favorite from, Long Time Coming is "Mystified". It has the feel of an old smokey pool hall in Chicago with a Stevie Ray Vaughan poster on the wall...haha. All in All, I think every bluesman should have this CD and study it.

"I never practice my guitar... from time to time, I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat."
Wes Montgomery
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