Ann Arbor's Laith Al-Saadi teams up with fellow troubadour Jimmy Vivino for back-to-back performancess

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May 10, 2019 at 5:00 am
Laith Al-Saadi. - Courtesy of Magic Bag
Courtesy of Magic Bag
Laith Al-Saadi.

You might not believe in soulmates, but one would be hard-pressed to deny the musical connection between Laith Al-Saadi and Jimmy Vivino. Best known as being the longtime bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s “Basic Cable Band,” Vivino first met Al-Saadi, the Ann Arbor native and The Voice finalist, in 2009. Shortly after, the two musicians found themselves collaborating — combining their respective brands of rock ’n’ roll to create a dynamic blues and roots rock experience.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Ark; 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818; theark.org; and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Magic Bag; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-1991; themagicbag.com. Tickets are $25-$27.


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