Brooklyn’s own Masters of Funk, Lettuce, will be headlining a very special show at recently opened NYC venue Stage 48 onWednesday, September 18th. The Nigel Hall Band will be taking on opening duties. And here is the kicker….Lettuce will be performing a tribute set to the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business – Mr. James Brown!!! Yeah, we thought that would get you as excited as we are.
Lettuce formed at the Berklee College of Music in 1992, and consists of guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Neal Evans (Keyboards, Hammond B-3 Organ, Piano), Adam Deitch (Drums/Percussion), Erick “E.D.” Coomes (Bass), Ryan Zoidis (Saxophone), Nigel Hall (Vocals), James Casey (Tenor Sax), and Eric Bloom (Trumpet), but finds their home base in Brooklyn, NY.
Lettuce isn’t just your regular, run of the mill funk outfit, these guys stretch the boundaries and push every limit, while still bringing that streets of New York-style funk that they are so well known for. This is about as accomplished a band as you can get, with every member of the group having extremely successful careers outside of Lettuce. But no matter where their individual careers take them, nothing compares to what happens when these guys take the stage together; they very simply know how to bring it, and damn good at that.
On what is sure to go down as a night to remember at one of NYC’s best new venues (check out some awesome pics here!), we have some other tricks up our sleeves for this incredible evening. But….you’re just going to have to wait on that, as those announcements will be coming as the show nears. For now, we just had to whet your appetites in anticipation for a post-summer bash with our favorite funk band around.
Band: Lettuce Performing a James Brown Classics Set / Nigel Hall Band to open
Venue: Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10019)
Show Time: Doors @ 6pm; Show @ 8pm
Tickets: Buy Tickets Here
Ticket Price: $20 (Limited Pre-Sale)* / $25 GA / $30 Door