The Avett Brothers & Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Headline SweetWater 420 Festival: Full Set Video


The 2019 installment of the SweetWater 420 Festival got off the ground yesterday at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Day one featured sets from the likes of JJ Grey & Mofro, Pink Talking Fish, Billy Strings, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Cory Wong and Aaron Lee Tasjan. The Avett Brothers and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead were tasked with closing out the day on the SweetWater Stage and 420 Strain Stage respectively.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered an hour and a half seamless set that as they opened things up with a freeform jam that eventually would drop into “Jack Straw.” Martha and the Vandellas’ Motown classic “Dancing In The Street” followed as it featured a bass solo from Dave Dreiwitz. An exploratory “Uncle John’s Band” saw JRAD work in a tease of “Playing In The Band” and a jam on Benevento Russo Duo’s “Becky.” The back half the frame was highlighted Grateful Dead’s psychedelic-era favorite “The Eleven,” a thunderous “The Other One” and a tease-heavy “Eyes Of The World.”

The Avett Brothers delivered a career-spanning headlining set on the SweetWater Stage. The North Carolina-based act worked their way through material from seven of their studio albums. The Americana act’s 21-song main set featured fan-favorites like “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise,” “Live and Die,” “Kick Drum Heart,” “Murder in the City” and “Ain’t No Man.” The band also highlighted “Trouble Letting Go,” “Roses & Sacrifice” and “Neapolitan Sky,” a trio of newer tunes that The Avett’s have issued as singles in recent months.

Watch pro-shot video of The Avett Brothers and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s sets from SweetWater 420 yesterday courtesy of below:

Avett Brothers Full Set

420 Strain Stage: Pink Talking Fish, Billy Strings, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

The Avett Brothers Setlist

Black Mountain Rag, Vanity, Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, Down with the Shine, Live and Die, Laundry Room, Talk on Indolence, Go To Sleep, Trouble Letting Go, Kick Drum Heart, Murder in the City, Operator, I Wish I Was, Satan Pulls the Strings, Morning Song, Roses & Sacrifice, The Fall, Die Die Die, Salina, Ain’t No Man, The Clearness is Gone

Encore: Neapolitan Sky, True Sadness, No Hard Feelings

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Setlist (Compiled by Pete Costello)

Jam -> Jack Straw > Dancing in The Streets @ -> Uncle Johns Band # > Help On The Way $ -> Slipknot -> The Eleven -> Truckin % -> The Other One -> Eyes Of The World ^ -> Brown Eyed Women

@ – With a DD Solo and a Here Comes Sunshine Tease (Band)

# – With a Playin in the Band Tease (Band) and a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Jam

$ – With a “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Tease (Band)

% – With a New Speedway Boogie Tease (MB), The Eleven Teases (MB then TH) and a The Other One Tease (TH)

^ – With a “Soulful Strut” (Young-Holt Unlimited) Tease (MB), The Eleven Tease (Band), a DD Solo and Here Comes Sunshine Teases (TH & Band)

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