Across-the-Way Productions & Harvester Performance Center presents Lettuce (*tour closer!) on Saturday, Nov. 23.
This is a standing show, and $1 from every tickets goes to Lettuce’s charity of choice. Across-the-Way Productions and Harvester Performance Center co-promote the event.
Advance tickets are $30 (plus fees)
Day of show tickets (if available) will be $34 (plus fees)
And … Across-the-Way Productions invites all to come early for a FREE Lettuce Pre-Party at Harvester Performance Center:
Doors: 5 p.m.
GOTE: 5:30-7 p.m.
DownTown Abby & The Echoes (FloydFest 19~Voyage Home On-the-Rise Winner): 7:30-8:30 p.m.
*All attendees can enter for a chance to win tickets to FloydFest 2020!
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/art-rock/ambient/ 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 sixth studio album, Elevate, and its ongoing re-interpretation of the band’s name as “Let Us.” In their earliest days as students, they would roam the cities of the Northeast, and implore others to “Let Us play.” Starting with their 2002 debut album, the phrase has been affixed to their first four albums, as in (Let Us) Outta Here (2002), (Let Us) Rage! (2008), (Let Us) Fly! (2012) and (Let Us) Crush (2015). Elevate (2019) is the band’s first studio album since 2016’s Mt. Crushmore and the follow-up to its 2017 live effort, Witches Stew.
Recorded at Colorado Sound outside of Denver, near the home of New York transplants and band co-founders, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and percussionist Adam Deitch, with legendary engineer Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu), Elevate shows LETTUCE touching on its past while moving full force into the future. The band explores its funk roots in the Tower of Power like punch of “Ready to Live” (the cover of a song by Cold Blood’s Lydia Pense), the Prince-like swagger of “Royal Highness” and the OG blues-soul of “Love Is Too Strong,” while expanded trip-hop sounds of the space age audio-scapes like “Trapezoid,” “Gang 10” and “Purple Cabbage” show the influence of sax player Ryan Zoidis’ Korg X-911 synths and Nigel Hall’s Rhodes keyboards.
Elevate Preorder/Krewe shortlink – https://fanlink.to/lettuce_elevate
Krewe Audio Stream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we4G6rJBO8M
The Krewe: A Lettuce Documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrs5heFxIk
DownTown Abby & The Echoes
Taking influence from the work of the titans of soul, blues, and southern rock, North Carolina-based DownTown Abby & The Echoes brings its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. In the wake of the band’s big win at FloydFest, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the Southeast’s most popular festivals and music venues. The band’s powerful vocals and groovy rhythm section is a must-see for all ages and musical preferences.
Comprised of a group professional players in South Western Virginia, GOTE brings the sounds of classic rock and roll to folk tunes to suit the need of the audience. Our biggest influences include The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, Tom Waits, and many obscure folk singers from the 50s and 60s.