Benevento Russo Duo Perform Surprise Mountain Jam Set

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While keyboardist Marco Benevento and drummer Joe Russo often share the stage together these days as members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, it’s been quite sometime that the pair have performed a set as a duo. The Benevento/Russo Duo was an exciting project that the old elementary school mates formed in 2001 and played frequently through 2007. Those attending Mountain Jam today were treated to a surprise performance from The Duo.

[Photo by Adam McCullough]

Benevento was scheduled to perform a Mental Floss “session of freeform improvisation and songwriting” at Mountain Jam’s Healy Brothers Hall this afternoon. Marco invited Joe to join him for what turned into an impromptu, improv-filled Duo performance. We’re hoping audio and/or video surfaces soon.

Marco and Joe perform with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mountain Jam this afternoon starting at 4:15 p.m. ET. The set will be broadcast as part of the Mountain Jam webcast on Tourpedo.

Thursday’s first day of Mountain Jam featured Benevento, moe., Railroad Earth and more.

Update -Here’s the first footage from the set to surface thanks to Jennifer Telesco in which Benevento tells the origin story of the Benevento/Russo Duo:

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