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Peace, Love, and Music: Lettuce to UNIFY Eugene Crowds at McDonald Theatre

by Lauren Short

Popular funk band Lettuce is set to hit the McDonald Theatre stage on Sunday January 22nd to bring some peace, love, and music to the Eugene community.

The UNIFY tour is in celebration of the band’s eighth studio album an also their third consecutive record made at Denver’s Colorado Sound Studios. UNIFY completes Lettuce’s loose trilogy starting with 2019’s Grammy-nominated album Elevate and continuing with Resonate released in 2020.

“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.”

This album represents a benchmark in Lettuce’s career, as it has been nearly thirty years since its humble Boston beginnings. The band has been keeping its soulful frequency on the road, touring the world and bringing crowds together of the shared love of peace and good music.

“We’re just getting tighter and tighter,” stated Lettuce Bass Guitar Erick “Jesus” Coomes. Really, these are the first records made with the six of us as a team, and it’s the best the band has ever been: live and in the studio; the funkiest and the most fun.”

Purchase a ticket today and get down with the good vibes.

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Lettuce Band Members + Instrumentation

Adam Deitch – Drums, Percussion

Adam “Shmeaans” Smirnoff Guitar

Erick “Jesus” Coomes – Bass Guitar

Ryan Zoidis – Alto, Baritone, & Tenor Saxophone, Korg X-911

Eric “Benny” Bloom – Trumpet

Nigel Hall – Vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, Clavinet, Keyboards

Lauren Short is the Creative Director of Highlite, a media and marketing agency that specializes in stand out engagement and impressions. She covers topics on Eugene news and updates, entrepreneurship, marketing, current events and pop culture. She can be reached at

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