LaMP ft. Russ Lawton, Scott Metzger & Ray Paczkowski Announce 11 Shows This Fall

Article Contributed by Calabro Music Media | Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

LaMP featuring Russ Lawton, Scott Metzger and Ray Paczkowski have announced 11 shows this Fall. The run kicks off with two nights at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH on November 1 and 2 followed by an additional two night stand at Nectar's in Burlington, VT on November 3 and 4. The trio picks up again in New England with headline performances at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, MA on November 8 and Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT on November 9 before heading to Ardmore Music Hall, just outside of Philadelphia on November 11 for a co-bill with Fire Jelly , a new project that includes John Medeski on keys, Dave Fiuczynski on guitar and Philly-native G. Calvin Weston on drums. The tour's final leg begins in December and includes stops at Washington's DC's acclaimed new venue The Atlantis on December 6, The Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA on December 7, Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ, a venue which LaMP previously sold out this past march, on December 8 and wrapping up back in New England at The Drake in Amherst, MA on December 9.

Fans can visit to sign up for Artist pre-sale beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16 at 10am ET, while general on-sale  begins Friday, August 18 at 10am ET.

LaMP formed on a magical night at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT circa December 2018 when drummer Russ Lawton and Hammond B-3 organist Ray Paczkowski, whose duo Soule Monde are longtime stalwarts of the Burlington, Vermont music scene and nationally recognized as the rhythm section for the Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) were joined by guitarist Scott Metzger, an in-demand session guitarist and one-fifth of celebrated Grateful Dead revivalists Joe Russo's Almost Dead (JRAD). The chemistry between the three was immediate, resulting in a heavy groove, soul jazz, gut punch with dollops of deep-fried funk and technical prowess to spare. A series of starts and stops was to follow as its three members navigated their own individual schedules. They'd double down, however, on their commitment to the band in 2023, resulting in LaMP's busiest year yet with plans already in the works for next year.

Tour dates

11/1 - Portsmouth, NH - The Press Room
11/2 - Portsmouth, NH - The Press Room
11/3 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's
11/4 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's
11/8 - Pembroke, MA - Soundcheck Studios
11/9 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
11/10 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall *
12/6 - Washington DC - The Atlantis
12/7 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
12/8 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar
12/9 - Amherst, MA - The Drake

* w/ Fire Jelly ft. w/ Fire Jelly ft. John Medeski, Dave Fiuczynski & G. Calvin Weston