WasFest – Lettuce and Steel Pulse
Performing Aretha Franklin's 'Live at Fillmore West' and 'True Democracy'
DateJune 25, 2023
Event Starts7:30 PM
Ticket PricesStart at $49
AvailabilityOn Sale Now
Here it is, right on time. Unify. The eighth studio album from LETTUCE, it's also a third consecutive record made at Denver's Colorado Sound Studios, completing a loose trilogy starting with 2019's Grammy-nominated Elevate, and continuing with 2020's Resonate. "Dealing with the pandemic, being in separate places, trying to survive without our best friends, without touring, not to mention the political divide in this country," says Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch. "We really needed to unify."
Reunited with Colorado Sound's esteemed engineer, Jesse O'Brien, Unify is a totally collaborative effort full of the highest of highlights, including its centerpiece track "Keep That Funk Alive," inspired by the venerable Parliament-Funkadelic bassist, Bootsy Collins, and featuring Collins on bass and vocals. It's, as well, a benchmark moment for the sextet- Adam Deitch (drums), Ryan Zoidis (saxophone), Adam Smirnoff (guitar), Erick Coomes (bass), Nigel Hall (keyboards/vocals), Eric 'Benny' Bloom (trumpet)- approaching thirty years since its humble Boston beginnings.
16 songs. Pure Lettuce. Unify will teleport you to a funky galaxy far, far away, where all life coexists as one in peace, love, harmony, and music!
Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, STEEL PULSE emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The band's twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career. The album’s uniquely thematic approach provokes thought as it presses forward, toward humanities unification. A manipulation of our minds has been influenced by a New World Order currently dominating humankind. Steel Pulse reappears at a fated moment, armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further this unification.
In the midst of today’s strife and turmoil, Mass Manipulation is Steel Pulse’s indispensable musical gift, as their forty year legacy continues to define the magnificent power and beauty of reggae music. As reggae revolutionaries, Steel Pulse is revered by the younger generation of artists and remains a powerhouse on stages around the globe. Through the example of Mass Manipulation, Steel Pulse demonstrates the endless possibilities that come from breaking down the walls of systemic greed and nurturing the fellowship of mankind.
Lettuce with Special Guest Judith Hill
Performing Aretha Franklin's "Live at the Fillmore West"
Performing "True Democracy"