Rick James ‘Mary Jane’ Native Blaze Buffalo Lettuce at the Town Ballroom


Salad returned to Buffalo on their fall tour of their 2021 Bring Back The Love tour. Last July, they crashed Lake George and the West New York Art Park. The band performed the completely renovated historic Buffalo Town Ballroom on the main street. The three story club is an infamous venue for funk artists Rick James and Soulive.

Founding member of lettuce Sam kininger joined for one concert this summer on the Lake George Adirondack Stage. This fall, he’s been on tour with Lettuce for every club date and helped fill out a three-piece brass section with Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis. As drummer Adam Deitch told NYS Music, “Sam is the Godfather of Lettuce”

Buffalo Lettuce

The November 11 performance ran from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. with Lettuce crushing all the way without leaving the stage for the encore. Lettuce’s current hybrid bundle also includes Erick “Jesus” Coombs on bass, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar, and Nigel Hall on keyboards and vocals.

Buffalo Lettuce

They offered the Buffalo audience “Break Out” from their infamous 2004 Living in Tokyo Album. Legendary artist Steve Gadd has made NYS music the secret to any live gig. “When you musically get to a level where everyone at the bandstand is having fun and can hear each other and you can trust the public hear it as you are, it reaches a spiritual level. In Japan or wherever you are. That’s the point.

The spirit of Buffalo legend Rick James could be felt around the house on Wednesday. To pay tribute to the funk artist from the city of Buffalo, Lettuce engraved “Mary Jane” from his debut album. come and get it. Like the Buffalo native, Alan Evans told NYS Music of James’ music, “It’s hard to choose…Bustin from L Seven on vinyl you can’t go wrong. It’s a dope record.

Come see Lettuce bring out more funk on the road in America with dates leading up to a New Years Eve show at Miami’s North Beach Band Shell. In the first week of the New Year, Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch will join DJ Logic and a group of world-class Friends, including Karl Denson on saxophone and MonoNeon on bass at Blue Note in New York. Lettuce kicks off 2022 with a European tour starting on 22/2 for two months.

Lettuce – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY, November 11, 2021

List of songs: Violet Highness, Dump, Breakout, Suppit, Mary Jane, Sly> Silence is Golden -> Mr. Yancey, Central Nyack, Pep n Step, keep going, don’t change for me

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