15 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Deitch
Happy Birthday to drummer, producer, and writer Adam Deitch! From killing on the drums with Lettuce and Break Science to producing Grammy nominated albums, his talent is out of this world.
To celebrate his birthday, we put together a list of a things you may not know about the multi-faceted artist.
1. Adam is the son of two professional funk drummers. His parents met while playing music in Boston, MA.
2. Adam first picked up his sticks at the young age of two years old! By the time he was five-years-old, he performed Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” at his elementary school. Check out the clip below.
3. By the time he was eight-years-old, he was sitting in on the drums at his parents’ gigs.
4. Adam met Eric Krasno, Adam Smirnoff, Erick Coomes and many other collaborators during a 5-week program at Berklee College of Music when was sixteen years old.
5. Adam's interest in hip-hop was sparked by his production work with his hometown rap crew, The Secret Service.
6. Adam started a hip-hop group at Berklee called Fatbag. They were signed to Interscope Records during his sophomore year in college.
7. After graduating college and playing with Average White Band for three years, he recorded drums for John Scofield’s Grammy nominated album "Überjam."
8. He is part of Royal Family Records, which includes Soulive, Lettuce, Break Science, Chapter 2, The Shady Horns, Fyre Dept, Nigel Hall, Eric Krasno,Neal Evans and Alan Evans.
9. He founded a label called Golden Wolf Records last year.
10. He’s produced songs and records for a myriad of artists including 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Redman and Lauryn Hill.
11. In 2010, he was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album for writing and producing two songs on Ledisi's album “Turn Me Loose.”
12. He also co-wrote “Learn How To Love” off of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Grammy award winning album "Revelator."
13. Adam is part of many bands and side projects including Break Science, Pretty Lights, Dark Wave, The Adam Deitch Project and a whole lot more!
14. Ever wonder how the band name Lettuce came to be? When Adam and the rest of the band members asked to sit in at a gig, they would ask — can you ‘Lettuce’ sit in?
15. Adam played drums on the Pretty Lights album “ACMOTS,” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2014.
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