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Resonate, Lettuce

Adam Deitch: drums, percussion

Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff: guitar

Erick “Jesus” Coomes: bass

Ryan Zoidis: alto, baritone and tenor sax, Korg X-911

Eric “Benny” Bloom: trumpet, horns

Nigel Hall: vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards

LETTUCE is (a) the prime ingredient in a salad, (b) a slang for cash, (c) a green herb that can be smoked, (d) a genre-busting six-member funk/jazz/soul/jam/psychedelic/hip-hop/avant-garde/experimental collective formed in 1992 by four alumni of the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, or (e) all of the above. If you answered “e,” then you’re on to the ever-changing musical palette and all-inclusive goals of LETTUCE’s seventh studio album, Resonate.

We play music that reflects “our way of life,” says bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, who is joined in the groove onslaught by his co-ragers: keyboardist Nigel Hall, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, Eric Bloom on trumpet, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and drummer Adam Deitch. We love that NASTY funk, that undeniable funk, the Funk of the AGES

Resonate, Lettuce

Resonate, a continuation of Elevate, is Lettuce’s new 11-track album. Recorded at the same Colorado studio where Elevate was made with producer Russ Elevado. The band says, “When listening to ‘Resonate’, we hope you can feel the groove, be moved to dance and allow it to shine a bright, positive light on any lingering negative vibes. We want the good vibes we have as brothers, a band, and musicians to resonate with those that hear this record and see us live. We’re stoked for all our peeps to hear it!”

Episode #224

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