Lettuce is currently on an extensive winter tour, giving them imperative opportunities to take in their diverse surroundings and turn them into the mix of sound and inspiration they are so well loved for. When Adam Deitch (drums), Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), Nigel Hall (keys, vocals) and The Shady Horns’ saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom are on the same stage, great, firing things happen – such has been the case for the last 25 years! Their excellence was furthered on Friday night for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Oakland when the funk powerhouse hit The Fox Theatre with their show-stopping live set to kick off a three-night California run.
With openers The Floozies and The Russ Liquid Test on deck, the night got extra funky. Photographer Chris Baldwin was on the scene, so you can enjoy the full gallery below!
For fans of Lettuce and The Floozies, you can catch them both at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.