Blue Point Brewery‘s Shakedown on Main showcased their Legalize Wheat beer to celebrate the high holiday 4/20 with help from Tom Hamilton Trio and Lettuce. The scene was filled with smiling faces enjoying the spring weather and “lot” grilled cheese. The brewery’s grounds were active all day, filled with art stations, glass blowing and plenty of marijuana and CBD-focused education. Some locals could only imagine this setting taking place in Colorado or San Francisco but with recent law changes, proved it is now possible here too.
Tom Hamilton Trio opened the night consisting of Long Island native Scotty Zwang on drums, brothers Jim Hamilton on bass and Tom Hamilton changing between acoustic and electric guitars. The band’s view included dozens of local skaters throwing down their best tricks while music filled the air. The band nodded to the hosts, Blue Point Brewery, by kicking off the set with a fitting Brothers Past song, “Panic in the Streets”.
The Trio highlighted Tom’s catalog from both Brothers Past and American Babies, with the former’s “State Police”, “Too Late To Call”, “Squeeze”, and “Boy”, and the latter’s “What Does It Mean To Be”, “Joeline”, and “Restless Heart”. Some may have expected a Grateful Dead tune for the occasion but instead the audience was treated to a cover of Robin Trower‘s “Alethea”. The Hamilton brothers’ familial familiarity with the 1975 R&B gem was on full display during this live performance.
Lettuce came to the stage with plenty of love for the New York crowd. The sextet’s signature sound of hip-hop-influenced beats mixed with funk and jazz continued to prove the power of this band of brothers. The music was needed as the temperature dropped a bit and the crowd was ready to dance. The set kicked off with a classic off of the Mt. Rushmore EP, “Elephant Walk”.
As expected, Adam Deitch and Jesus Coomes‘ groove on “Gang Ten” shifted the vibe in all the right ways before the first vocals of the night were shared by Nigel Hall during “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”. The hour and a half set was jammed packed, closing out with “Sam Huff’s Flying Ragin’ Machine”.
Check out a gallery of images from Lettuce and Tom Hamilton Trio at Blue Point Brewery courtesy of photographer Kevin Cole.
Setlist: Tom Hamilton Trio | Blue Point Brewery | Patchogue, NY | 4/20/22
Set: Panic in the Streets, What Does It Mean to Be, Substitute (The Who), Joeline, Restless Heart, State Police, Too Late to Call, Squeeze, Alethea (Robin Trower), Boy
Setlist: Lettuce | Blue Point Brewery | Patchogue, NY | 4/20/22
Set: Elephant Walk > Fly , Krewe, Pocket Change, Gang Ten, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Gravy Train > Hand Clapping Song (The Meters), Sam Huff’s Flying Ragin’ Machine
 incorporated Red Baron by Billy Cobham
Lettuce will be on hand throughout Live For Live Music‘s Fest By Nite series in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. In addition to headlining the first-ever Daze Between Festival on May 4th, members of the band will take part in an array of late-night activities including Worship My Organ and The Daze Between Band. See below for a full list of Fest By Nite events.