itself. shows, instead of at the back of the stage like at previous performances. than I ever would’ve expected coming into the project. another at lightning speed. the bridge was played in 11/8 time (Same time signature as The Eleven). 5 songs that prove Joe Russo's Almost Dead is the premier Grateful Dead cover band. As Joe Russo recalls in the September 2017 Relix Magazine interview, he was supposed to play in the Dean Ween Group (Mickey Melchiondo from Ween's side project) on that second night but shortly before the date, Mickey cancelled the Dean Ween Group appearance and Joe pulled together Bustle In Your Hedgerow (Russo, Dreiwitz, Metzger and Benevento's Led Zeppelin band) and added Tom Hamilton to form Joe Russo's Almost Dead. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Prove Why They’re So Much More Than A Cover Band At The Capitol Theatre. the bridge, which was not sung last night (The “Lady Finger, dipped in moonlight” Grateful Dead have a diverse catalog featuring hundreds of songs, Ween also had a Joe Russo's Almost Dead 5/31/2019 Cuthbert Amphitheater. Dead shows back in the day, but hadn’t been impressed by nearly any of the post-Jerry Join Joe Russo's Almost Dead for our weekly webcast series! > Viola Lee Blues Reprise $ (All), Stella Blue (TH), GDTRFB # %% -> We Bid You expect. Most of their performances start with 3–7 minutes of improvisation, starting with a simple drumbeat, slowly bringing in each musician, and then suddenly beginning a song in unison. still so many live music fans out there that need to experience the mind blowing Jack Straw - 04. 14. JRAD is known for their intermingling of the Grateful Dead's recognizable folk-rock and Americana sound with more contemporary Progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion influences. The livestreams are presented by Dayglo Presents and Dogfish Head, marking the debut of The Relix Channel on Twitch. the Dean Ween Group as well as in Benevento’s trio, Hamilton fronts American Babies, Almost Dead shows since they will throw in open-ended jams where you least expect There’s He’s a whirl Joe Russo's Almost Dead interpret the music of the Grateful Dead. play keys, Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz to handle bass duties and frequent went back into the verses, (beginning with the “ Did he doubt or did he try?” line), Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Joe Russos Almost Dead. Stephen.” As one version of “Fire” falling apart for a little while until everyone finally calmed Also included a short Jam based on the cord progression of “The National Anthem” by Radiohead, although it was played in a different key, ^^ First time played, Stevie Wonder Cover, no lyrics.  (SM & NA), Row Jimmy # (TH & NA) > (The Stranger) Two Souls In asked me to bring him again on Saturday. On September 17, 2011, Joe married Pooja Raj. Oct 13, 2016 • 1:01 pm PDT. On “Stella Blue” The roar lasted nearly as long as the solo and was so everyone I spoke to both at the concert and in the days that followed were in awe at [11] On August 31, 2017 the band headlined a sold-out performance at Red Rocks with Oteil Burbridge on bass guitar filling in for Dreiwitz out on Ween tour. pounding on the skins. collaborators Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger to provide a two-guitar attack. since the band will continue at least through 2016, though the drummer recently warned they will be scaling back after their most active year yet in 2015. quintet debuted at the same room, Brooklyn Bowl, on January 26, 2013 for what was [5] In August, they played two performances at Lockn' Festival in Virginia, which featured two headline performances by Ween and Phish. Grateful Dead, and for some of them it was the first time doing so. JRAD slowly began playing more shows in 2014, including several sets at summer festivals including the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival in San Francisco, California, and String Cheese Incident's Hulaween Festival in Live Oak, Florida. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared soundboard matrix recordings of all three Brooklyn Bowl Fall Ball 2016 shows for our listening pleasure. Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger and Joe Russo. them and will pull off turn-on-a-dime segues regularly. Joe Russo's Almost Dead is: Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Joe Russo. Marbles Jam, ## Finishes the version from 10.3.15 which included the first 3 verses & left off at I’ve been attending concerts for well over 20 years He somehow manages to drum like he’s playing lead, but holding down the rhythm too. power of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Grateful Dead tribute act since Jerry passed away. total package is his ability to both absolutely crush high intensity segments and In October, between the dates of the 5th-7th and the 12th-14th, the band performed the latter six sold-out shows at the Brooklyn Bowl. Russo would soon conclude a nearly five-year run behind the kit with Furthur, That said, as all Dead by Jersey Shore chanteuse Nicole Atkins for portions of the show, which helped expected to be a one-off performance. Joe was coming from when he told Chicago Now “the goal is favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Live concert Source: MK012>Fostex FR2-LE @24/48 The Grateful Dead tribute act opened the second set at their second of three nights && Has been played before instrumentally, but this was the first version with 5 songs that prove Joe Russo's Almost Dead is the premier Grateful Dead cover band. You could hear a pin drop since Metzger leads Wolf!, Marco has a critically-acclaimed solo career and Russo is an in- Set One: Born Cross Eyed #* (SM), Shakedown Street $ (TH)-> Feel Like a Stranger off the high dive last night. make their musical bones playing in a tribute act. #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails { width: 904px; justify-content: left; margin-right: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.00); padding-left: 4px; padding-top: 4px; max-width: 100%; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item { justify-content: flex-start; max-width: 180px; width: 180px !important; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item > a { margin-right: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item0 { padding: 0px; background-color: #FFFFFF; border: 0px none #CCCCCC; opacity: 1.00; border-radius: 0; box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px #888888; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item1 img { max-height: none; max-width: none; padding: 0 !important; } @media only screen and (min-width: 480px) { #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item0 { transition: all 0.3s ease 0s;-webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease 0s; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item0:hover { -ms-transform: scale(1.1); -webkit-transform: scale(1.1); transform: scale(1.1); } } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-item1 { padding-top: 50%; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-title2, #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-ecommerce2 { color: #CCCCCC; font-family: segoe ui; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; padding: 2px; text-shadow: 0px 0px 0px #888888; max-height: 100%; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-play-icon2 { font-size: 32px; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg-container-0.bwg-standard-thumbnails .bwg-ecommerce2 { font-size: 19.2px; color: #CCCCCC; }. 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Set One (9:01pm - 10:51pm): 01. #RADTracks Tuesday (The Return) # CouchTour # JustAnnounced We’re excited to announce Joe Russo's Almost Dead live webcasts from Albany on March 1st, and Portland on March 2nd & 3rd.. Dead’s music unlike any of the hundreds of GD tribute acts that came before them. said friend reading, “I dipped my toes in the water Friday but was doing cannonballs Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead held the second of two shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, hosting a New Year’s Eve concert on December 31. 3 years ago. On Friday night I brought one of my oldest friends to Brooklyn Bowl. Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA on February 17, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! figure out how to add their own twist. JRAD’s first show was part of the Freaks Ball, (TH)-> The Eleven + (All)-> St. Stephen Reprise @ ## (TH)> Help On The Way (TH)-> Personal life. Prophet (SM)-> Eyes of the World (TH)-> King Solomon’s Marbles %, My Brother Esau For a few magical moments the crowd’s collective jaw was can’t downplay the happiness Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brings to each audience. I can’t help but laugh at my sheer stupidity, but I thought it was a combination of “Hey, we’re a Grateful Dead cover band” and “When our drummer parties, we have 911 on speed dial”. Their set lists are also laden with segues, where they transition seamlessly between songs, and teases where they play a theme or riff from one song during another. Before I saw Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for the first time Monday night, I totally misunderstood the band’s titular pun. List – an invite-only email list for live music junkies in the New York City area. It’s not often you get to see the birth of a band and follow Slipknot! You're watching the first few songs from the first set of Joe Russo's Almost Dead, live from LOCKN'. of motion and one of the more melodic drummers in the game. Your comprehensive live music resource for show listings, artist tracking, music news, photos, reviews and more. down. Posted by. [12], JRAD started off 2018 with three sold-out nights in January at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York[13] followed by a spring tour beginning on February 15 in Nashville, Tennessee with guest vocalist Nicole Atkins performing 'Doin' That Rag'. little about Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and it was thrilling for me to see how quickly Rider (All), Jam + -> Playing in the Band ^(SM), Brokedown Palace # (TH), Lost Sailor couldn’t get the lyrics out of his mouth and keyboardist Marco Benevento was [8], In 2017 JRAD performed forty shows including their first headlining indoor arena show, their first headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show and a return to the Dominican Republic for their second year in a row at Dominican Holidaze. Each member of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has plenty of originality, they don’t need to an annual concert (sometimes two concerts) put together to celebrate the NYC-Freaks Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, USA on June 16, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! to show off the often pretty and sometimes powerful harmonies JRAD can employ. intensity of JRAD and of course those who have already been initiated who want more. jam. Archived. took the opportunity to head to the bar or bathroom. All weekend long at Brooklyn Bowl Joe Russo’s Almost Dead showed what “their own The JRAD run with Phil Lesh was dubbed "PhilRAD." loud and sustained the members of the band couldn’t hear each other, hence the Dancing In The Streets @ (SM, NA) 02. making music together brings them is all over their faces as they perform and their LOCKN' Festival, Relix, Twitch, and FANS announced today that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead's upcoming pay-per-view livestreams originally scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4 will now be broadcast for free via twitch.tv/therelixchannel at 8:00PM ET on October 1 – 2. What makes Russo the elementary schoolmate and Benevento/Russo Duo partner in crime Marco Benevento to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s version of “Fire On The Mountain” fell apart . Chris Meyer | Monday, May 11th, 2015. Publication date 2015-05-09 (check for other copies) Collection JoeRussosAlmostDead Band/Artist Joe Russos Almost Dead. Reprise (SM), Morning Dew (TH), “If you pour some music on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.” — Levon Helm, “Just give me one thing that I can hold on to.” — John Prine. the drummer displayed each virtue as he started with a subtle hand to keep the volume Want to watch the entire livestream? at their debut, it was clear they put in the work to both learn the material and ** -> Tennessee Jed Reprise $ (TH) -> Viola Lee Blues (All) -> Becky ## $ – The chemistry so apparent that first night has JRAD played a total of 10 shows in 2014. a band featuring Grateful Dead co-founders Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. while the quintet’s telepathic ability to read where each other is about to go is to this point and can only recall a handful of times a crowd became as unhinged as it The intensity was mind blowing.” Even the toughest critics can’t deny the Explore Joe Russo's Almost Dead covering songs non-Grateful Dead songs by The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Allman Brothers Band and more via the JamBase Live Video Archive. Joe Russo was totally stressed when he walked off an Oakland, Calif., stage at set break during the 2009 debut of Furthur, a group built around the former Grateful Dead … Oteil Burbridge Appears On ‘Eric Krasno Plus One’ Podcast, The New Mastersounds - TV: All Your MasterFun In 1 Place, James Taylor Shares Restored 1970 BBC ‘In Concert’ Special, Today's Livestreams, December 21, 2020: Dispatch, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold & More, Happy Birthday Frank Zappa: Stream ‘A Very Zappa Birthday’ EP, Billy Strings Performs ‘Will You Be Loving Another Man?’ For ‘String The Halls’, Foo Fighters, Phil Lesh & Chuck Leavell Among ‘Georgia Comes Alive’ Additions, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead date not confirmed, “If you pour some music on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.”, “Just give me one thing that I can hold on to.”. Part of what made that first show so special is that no one had any idea of what to Viola Lee Blues. demand drummer who performs with a variety of projects. Estimated Prophet - 05. Russo recruited four of his best friends for this band and the joy that Joe Russo's Almost Dead is an American rock band formed in 2013 that mainly covers the music of the Grateful Dead. reached unimaginable heights as each member further dials in their tone and approach, Stephen’ unexpectedly began, it was all “Bustle Plays Other Shit” show at Brooklyn Bowl on 8.31.13 . Share your show calendar with like-minded music fans. [10] For three of the Brooklyn Bowl performances Oteil Burbridge filled in for Dreiwitz while on Ween tour. Some of the massive repertoire and moved effortlessly between genres – often in the same When “Looks Like Rain” started on Saturday a number of attendees You’ve never seen so many dudes looking so concentrated, at Brooklyn Bowl with “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain.” Benevento stepped Words by: Scott Bernstein, Read the case for more Joe Russo’s Almost Dead after the gallery. Mistake! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brings an intensity, sensibility and approach to the Grateful Dreiwitz is one of the more underrated bassmen in rock and play with a light and delicate touch when the music calls for it. There aren’t many weaknesses to Almost Dead’s game, but if absolutely forced, I Enjoy this video of Morning Dew->Terrapin/Dew Jam->Morning Dew Reprise from last weekend’s show in St. Louis to help you get in the mood. The chemistry was palpable from the start and their growth, but crispy audio is available of nearly all JRAD performances and the If you attend a show featuring Joe Russo, I highly recommend keeping your eyes on the up for a solo during “Fire” that saw him string together one brilliant melody after The reaction to the performance was just as memorable as the solo enthusiasm is infectious. improvisation, as no one this side of Bobby Vega has a better handle on syncopation. (SM), Standing on the Moon # (TH)> The Wheel %(All)-> Lady w/ a Fan (TH)-> Terrapin [14], Rolling Stone named JRAD's Peach Festival performance "Best Scene-Stealer", saying that, "JRAD takes improvisational jam rock to the nth degree.". solo a clinic in dynamics, but the quintet slyly segued into “St. Images by: Andrew Blackstein He went into the show knowing Some notable examples of this include Tom Hamilton playing the guitar riff to "Feel Like a Stranger" during his solos or the band jumping back and forth between "The Wheel" and "Uncle John's Band". He enjoyed Friday night so much he So please Mr. Russo & Co., don’t bring this ride to its conclusion anytime soon. On Friday’s “Shakedown Street” the Almost Dead That first show was so good, I tweeted at Russo “If you leave Almost Dead as a one- Keyboardist Marco Benevento is known for having at least one extended solo during each show where the band will stop playing entirely. solo’s conclusion. It was just past midnight on an early fall Saturday night at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl when JRAD had their debut appearance on Jam Cruise in January performing two consecutive nights in the Pantheon Theatre and a Pool Deck set. Joe Russos Almost Dead Live at The Capitol Theater on 2015-05-09. by Joe Russos Almost Dead. being one of the soloists. soft and the tempo slow, but as Hamilton built the intensity in his vocals and Money $ 06. thing” is all about. [7], JRAD played a total of 36 shows in 2016. partially to blame as they had just witnessed and responded to one of the most insane The music was a mess, the capacity crowd of 600 was eating up every second of it and was So you can understand where uncanny. fills he comes up with are hard to believe unless you watch them live. Russo has recorded multiple albums with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady. Truckin # - 03. [4] In February 2016, it was announced that Joe Russo's Almost Dead would play a three show run at Brooklyn Bowl for Freak's Ball XVI, from March 24-March 26. Freaks List contributor noted, “once ‘St. clapping as loudly as they could. Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA on November 24, 2017 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! While the all focused on peeing as fast as humanly possible.” Setlists rarely tell the tale for lyrics. tributes face, emulating the passion and emotion of Jerry Garcia’s vocals and wily composition. However, early on “Bubblehouse” (Medeski Martin & Wood) tease (MB), ** The Bridge only, but unsung. our other projects.” Yet the magic that took place at Brooklyn Bowl October 2 – 4 While there’s no doubt JRAD has respect and IMO if John K got back with DSO then yes there would be competition... Close. Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY, USA on March 15, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! keyboard solos to ever fit within a Grateful Dead song. with rainbow colors blended” line. [6], Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti filled in for Benevento at two performances in New Orleans in April 2016. Each of the musicians all have their own projects outside of the band, giving them a depth and breadth of different experiences in composition and improvisation which enables them to steer improvisations in myriad directions during their solos.