Huntington, N.Y. (Thursday, June 30th 2016 @ 10 AM) – The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York is excited to announce that Disco Biscuits bass player Marc Brownstein (a.k.a. Brownie) will be supporting the Lettuce concert on July 8th with a special DJ set. After two decades of touring as a leading act in the jamband circuit, and a decade and a half of curating one of the biggest electronic festivals in the Northeast, “Camp Bisco”, Brownie has delved deep into the world of house, disco, and funk, setting the back drop for parties from Denver to Atlanta to N.Y.C. Adding Brownie to the Lettuce show will provide an extra element to this live concert that fans of either band will not to miss.
For more than two decades, headliners Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric Bloom deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show. Formed in 1992, when several band members attended a summer program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music as teenagers, Lettuce was founded on a shared love of legendary funk artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.
After returning to Berklee as undergrads in 1994, Lettuce started playing in local clubs and steadily built up a following that soon extended to cities across the country and then throughout the world. Releasing their studio debut Outta Here in 2002 and its follow-up album Rage! In 2009, the band dedicated the coming years to balancing their frequent touring with involvement in a host of other musical endeavors (including Evans and Krasno’s role as founding members of acclaimed soul/jazz trio Soulive). In recent years, Lettuce have watched their fan base expand as they’ve hit bigger and bigger stages and earned their name as a can’t-miss festival act.