Talib Kweli, Nigel Hall, Cheme and More Join Lettuce at Brooklyn Bowl
Lettuce returned to New York’s Brooklyn Bowl for a series of holiday shows from December 18-20. A number of special guests, representing the band members’ diverse stylistic roots, joined the funk ensemble during their mini-residency,
Royal Family records star and Warren Haynes Band singer Alecia Chakour joined Lettuce on select songs throughout their Bowl run, beginning on Wednesday night with a version of “The Love You Left Behind.” She returned to the stage on Thursday for “Afraid to Try,” while Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/Robert Walter’s 20th Congress saxophonist Cheme Gastelum sat in on both “Bowler” and “Yakatori.” Hip-hop star Talib Kweli, who was at the Bowl for a late-night DJ set of his own and has collaborated with Lettuce in the past, also joined the members of Lettuce for “Get By.”
In addition, on Friday occasional Lettuce member Nigel Hall performed with the group during their first set. He returned for a segue from “Actions” into “Goodfoot” second set.