LaMP feat. Russ Lawton, Scott Metzger, Ray Paczkowski: A Musical Journey Continues at Fox Theatre

Article Contributed by Fox Theatre | Published on Friday, December 15, 2023

In the heart of Burlington's vibrant music scene, a memorable evening in December 2018 at Nectar’s witnessed the convergence of three musical virtuosos: Russ Lawton, Scott Metzger, and Ray Paczkowski. This serendipitous gathering birthed LaMP, a trio whose name cleverly combines the initials of these talented artists. Their upcoming performance at Fox Theatre on Friday, March 22, 2024, marks another milestone in their extraordinary journey.

LaMP's origin story is one of spontaneity and synergy. That night at Nectar’s, the trio's impromptu collaboration unveiled a fresh, vibrant sound characterized by technical brilliance and rhythmic mastery. The audience, part of a packed house, was the first to witness the emergence of this dynamic ensemble.

In the spring following their debut, LaMP reconvened at Sugarhouse Soundworks in Vermont. Under the skilled guidance of sound engineer Roger Stauss, the trio laid down tracks for what would become their self-titled debut EP. This recording session captured the unique blend of Lawton's steadfast drumming, Paczkowski's mesmerizing keyboard work, and Metzger's versatile guitar play.

Scott Metzger, known for his work with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and lauded by The Village Voice for his eclectic guitar prowess, brought new dimensions to the established chemistry between Lawton and Paczkowski, both veterans of the Trey Anastasio Band and the duo project Soule Monde. The resulting EP, featuring seven tracks brimming with energy and soul, showcases the trio's melodic and harmonic synchronization.

Since its inception, LaMP has been committed to sharing their music far and wide, performing across the East Coast whenever their busy schedules align. Their growing fanbase and increasingly popular shows are a testament to their rising stature in the music world.

Event Details:

  • Artist: LaMP feat. Russ Lawton, Scott Metzger, Ray Paczkowski
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Doors Open: 7:00 PM
  • Show Starts: 8:00 PM
  • Ticket Info: Tickets available at
  • Pricing: $22.50 Advance | $25.00 Day-of-Show (plus applicable service fees)
  • Age Restriction: All Ages Welcome


Join us for an unforgettable night as LaMP takes the stage, continuing their musical odyssey and cementing their place as an influential force in contemporary music.