So technically the late-nite Lettuce set at LOCKN’ was already posted a couple of days ago, but got buried under the coverage of Dead & Co and Tedechi Trucks Band’s sets. If you want to watch the action, by all means go to LOCKN’ day three recap and fast forward to 14:19:15.
After remarkable sets from Tedeschi Trucks Band and Dead & Co, funk-masters Lettuce kept the party going late into the morning on Sunday at LOCKN’. The set, orchestrated by Peter Shapiro featured Erick “Jesus” Coomes on bass, vocals, Adam Deitch on drums, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar, Ryan Zoidis on saxophone, Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet, vocals, Nigel Hall on keyboards, vocals and Eric Krasno on guitar, vocals. Lettuce was billed as providing a Jerry Garcia Band tribute and boy did they come through.
The set featured a ton of JGB classics and rarities including one of my favorites, “Finders Keepers.” Lettuce welcomed Dead & Co bassist out for an insane take of “Stop That Train” before John Mayer joined for a face-melting “After Midnight.” Mayer stayed out for the remainder of the set and was joined by Bob Weir for “Sugaree,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” “That’s What Love Will Make You Do,” and “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You.”
Mayer closed out the set with Eric Krasno and the rest of Lettuce with covers of “Cats Under the Stars” and “They Love Each Other.” When it was all said and done, the jam-heavy late-night set clocked in at nearly two hours! Other guests during the set included Kofi Burbridge on keyboards, Alicia Chakour on vocals and Mark Rivers on vocals.
Finders Keepers (Chairmen of the Board cover)
I Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)
Stop That Train (Keith & Tex cover) (with Oteil Burbridge)
After Midnight (J.J. Cale cover) (with John Mayer)
Sugaree (Jerry Garcia cover) (with John Mayer & Bob Weir)
Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan cover) (with John Mayer & Bob Weir)
That’s What Love Will Make You Do (Little Milton cover) (with John Mayer & Bob Weir)
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (Marvin Gaye cover) (with John Mayer & Bob Weir)
Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band cover) (with John Mayer)
They Love Each Other (Grateful Dead cover) (with John Mayer)
Thanks to VIBE JUNKIE RADIO ~ upful LIFE for the stream!
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