Bonnaroo Artist of the Day #23 – Lettuce
All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2022! Only 107 days until we are all on the Farm again. Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Lettuce. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights!
Lettuce is a New York-based collective that blends hip-hop, jazz, New Orleans R&B, blues, and rock into a sound like no other. The band started back in 1992 when the members were still teenagers attending a summer program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Over a mutual love for jazz and funk acts like Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power, they started doing jam sessions and officially reassembled as a band in 1994 when returning to Berklee for college. Lettuce went door to door at jazz clubs asking each owner to “let us play” which is where their namesake came from. After one club took a chance on the band, Lettuce blew up in the local scene as well as getting attention in New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo. In the next eight years, the band was constantly touring. It wasn’t until the 2000s that the band started releasing albums, with 2012’s Fly hitting jazz album charts. In 2019, Lettuce released their sixth studio album Elevate, featuring guests Marcus King and Nigel Hall, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Their most recent drop Resonate in 2020 also got nominated for a Grammy for Instrumental Album of the Year.
Funk, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock
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