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Funk collective Lettuce will be headlining the third annual Rage Rocks alongside The Floozies at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, June 8th. A beloved tradition by both bands and their fans, this will mark Lettuce’s fifth time playing at the venue, and The Floozies’ fourth time.
Lettuce’s latest effort is a contemporary jazz fusion album, Witches Stew. PRESS HERE to listen. Recorded live at the 2016 Catskill Chill, the album is a tribute to Miles Davis, one of Lettuce’s biggest influences, and is an interpretive take on the historically experimental and lauded Bitches Brew era. In a similar vein of Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington, Lettuce continues to push jazz fusion forward with this latest release. The members of Lettuce are highly sought after musicians in hip-hop and pop as well – Adam Deitch is also a member of Break Science, and has played with everyone from John Scofield and 50 Cent to Talib Kweli and Wyclef Jean. Erick “Jesus” Coomes is a noted producer and has worked with Kanye West and Dr. Dre and was a touring bassist for Britney Spears and The Game.
Known for their incendiary live shows, extensive touring, die-hard fans, and massive two-decade career, Lettuce brings forth a new vitality to classic funk music. Comprised of a stellar group musicians – Drummer Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric Bloom – the members of Lettuce are highly sought after musicians who, together, continue to earn their name as a can’t-miss live act and acclaimed masters of their craft.