Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th
The Stanley Hotel
GRAMMY-nominated funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-experimental titans LETTUCE will be returning to The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 in support of their new album, Resonate, due out May 8th.
Resonate (Round Hill Records) follows Lettuce’s 2019 album Elevate, which earned the band their first collective GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, racked up more than 3 million streams and hit #1 on both the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart and iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart. The forthcoming album, the band’s seventh studio album, features the lead single “Checker Wrecker” – PRESS HERE to listen. Inspired by Lettuce’s longstanding passion for Washington D.C. go-go music, the missing link between hip-hop and funk, the new track features DC go-go music legends Big Tony Fisher of Trouble Funk and Tyrone “Jungle Boogie” Williams of Rare Essence.
Watch the official music video:
On Resonate, which plays like a master class in funk sub-genres, Lettuce continue to be celebrated boundary-pushing innovators in funk nearly three decades into their acclaimed career, blurring the lines and smashing it up with jazz chords, psychedelic passages, big horns, strains of soul and go-go, hip-hop elements and a joyful, uplifting improvisational sound all their own. Resulting from a wave of creative output after not having been in the studio for four years, Resonate was helmed by esteemed producer and engineer Russ Elevado [D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu] and written and recorded during the same Colorado Sound Studio sessions for Elevate.
A powerhouse collective made up of world-class master musicians, the members of Lettuce – Adam Deitch (drums, percussion, arrangement), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bass), Ryan Zoidis (alto, baritone, tenor sax, Korg X-911), Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet, horns) and Nigel Hall (vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards) – are also some of the most highly sought-after musicians in the industry with resumes that read like a who’s who in hip-hop, pop, and beyond, working and performing with everyone from Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Justin Timberlake, The Fugees, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Gary Clark Jr., Skrillex, Solange, and so many more.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Elder