Genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde musicians Lettuce head to The Anthem on their Elevate Tour, their headlining trek supporting the band’s latest studio album Elevate, on Friday, Nov. 22.
Elevate, released June 14th via the band’s own Lettuce Records, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart and No. 1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart.
“We’re beyond excited to get out on the road again so we can make more music,” Lettuce said. “When we’re out on the road together, we have a chance to work out new stuff on the bus, in soundchecks and on stage. We’ll revisit some old stuff and do some writing together. We love the spontaneity of every show and knowing something special will probably happen nightly!”
Produced by Lettuce and recorded at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver with legendary engineer Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu), Elevate, the band’s sixth studio album and first new, original music in three years, is a dynamic showcase of their ever-changing and all-inclusive musical palette. The six-member collective includes Grammy-nominated drummer and percussionist Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom.
Watch Lettuce play “Shmink Dabby” live at Terrapin Care Station in Denver, Colorado, on YouTube:
“Lettuce walk a musical tightrope [on Elevate], mixing their horn-laden bops and soulful grooves with adventurous synth sounds and world-music influences,” Relix said in a review.