Eric Benny Bloom plays the Block Party with the Heavy Breathers

Enjoy a quick video discussion with the trumpet master as he talks about Lettuce’s new album, playing in person concerts again and what he thinks about the supergroup’s name

Benny Bloom will be performing at the Eagle Block Party with the Heavy Breathers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
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Trumpet wizard Eric “Benny” Bloom returns to the music scene in Eagle County, this time playing at the Block Party in Eagle as part of the Heavy Breathers, a group comprised of George Porter, Jr. of The Meters, JoJo Herman and Duane Trucks from Widespread Panic, Ian Neville of Dumpstafunk, and Ryan Zoidis and Bloom from Lettuce. They play the Haymaker stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Block Party.

“I love Eagle, it’s the cutest little awesome mountain town with a fun vibe,” Bloom said.

Bloom also said that Lettuce is releasing its latest album, “Unify” this week as well. “It features Bootsy Collins, arguably the most famous funk musician of all time, on our new single, ‘Keep the Funk Alive’ and it’s one of the funkiest songs we’ve ever done.”

Lettuce will play a Red Rocks show with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in a few weeks with Tower of Power opening for them. He will also be coming back to Vail with Honky Tonk Express, a band he has with Taylor Scott. They will play Shakedown Bar on June 21 and Aug. 23.

Bloom had time for a video chat with the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson to discuss more details about the small organic wine company he works with and why he’s not keen on the band’s name, Heavy Breathers. Watch the video for all the details.

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