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Laith Al-Saadi: Real.

November 23, 2013

Laith Al-Saadi has been wowing audiences in Southeast Michigan for years. The blues based guitar style and incredible interpretations of classic tunes have made him a local legend in Ann Arbor. His abilities far exceed the “big fish in a small pond” assessment usually held for local favorites. Name your guitar heros, be they Clapton, […]

My Top 10 Albums of 2010

March 8, 2011

Once again it took me a while to get to my best of 2010 list. The delay does give me a chance to see how the Grammy’s gives deserving musicians the shaft. Arcade Fire gets album of the year? Sorry folks, but “The Suburbs” is boring. Let’s face it, 2010 was not exactly a stellar […]

Tom Jones: Praise & Blame

September 3, 2010

If you have heard anything about Tom Jone’s latest album, it was probably the story of Island Records V.P. David Sharpe calling it a “sick joke,” and wanting to halt the project. Apparently he didn’t like the musical direction of “Praise and Blame.” Instead of anther “Reload” or “24 Hours,” Tom chose a different path, […]

Tom Jones & Jools Holland

September 3, 2010

Tom Jones is basically known for two things musically. The first is keeping current by covering contemporary music. This often involves collaboration with some established hit makers as on 1999’s “Reload.” The other is stepping out of his comfort zone (or what the general public sees as such), and experimenting. Obvious examples of this are […]