Laith Al-Saadi

Laith Al-Saadi

Michael Ray

Wednesday, January 17

7:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$25.00

Laith Al-Saadi
Laith Al-Saadi
In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC’s The Voice. Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.

Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops – honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman and B.B. King.

“Laith is one of the most diverse talents we have,” said Maroon 5 frontman and ‘The Voice’ coach Adam Levine. “Incredible guitar player, incredible singer.”

Entertainment Weekly called Laith Al-Saadi “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”

Audiences have agreed, propelling Al-Saadi’s most recent release, REAL, to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks. Laith also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums In The Round and Long Time Coming spent time at the top of the rock and album charts.

Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between "Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,” and Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the United States.
Michael Ray
Michael Ray
Michael Ray is not your typical blues musician. While steeped in the genre's tradition, he is clearly the product of a different era. Combining searing guitar and primal vocals with a unique approach to lyrics and consummate musicianship, Ray's take on blues is influenced by as much by Lauren Hill and Bill Hicks as it is by Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  Picking up the guitar and harmonica as a child, Michael attended a national award winning Rio Americano high school music program where he performed at Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inauguration and The Monterey Jazz Festival. A commitment to music as a full time career came in 2014, resulting in a rapid ascent through Sacramento's thriving music scene. What followed was a year that totalled over 200 gigs in countless venues and ended in a Sammie nomination.
  Today Michael has a weekly blues show at the historic Torch Club and hosts the biggest open mic in Sacramento. He released a live album in July of 2016 and was recently featured on the cover of Submerge Magazine.
  Michael Ray is on a mission to change what you think of the blues and has no plans of slowing down. A studio EP is in the works to be released before the end of the year and he is branching out to new markets like Seattle, Portland, Nevada, and San Francisco.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/