Full Show Video: Roosevelt Collier & Billy Iuso Play Dead


On Saturday night, Sacred steel specialist Roosevelt Collier and New Orleans-based guitarist Billy Iuso teamed up to lead an ensemble for a performance in Boca Raton, Florida. The show at The Funky Biscuit featured a night of Grateful Dead-inspired music and full show video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

Joining Collier and Russo on stage Saturday were bassist Joe Falconeri, drummer Brian Jones, guitarist Al Zilinsky, keyboardist Nick Landess and vocalist Jill Paone Simmons. The collective was also joined at times by keyboardist Albert Poliak and vocalist Derrick Lee. The evening included performances of such Dead classics as “Sugaree,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Bertha,” “Feel Like A Stranger,” “Franklin’s Tower” and “West L.A, Fadeaway,” along with songs from Jerry Garcia’s solo repertoire and covers the frequented Dead setlists such as “Hard To Handle,” “Turn On Your Lovelight” and the encore pairing of “The Weight” and “Not Fade Away.”

Video footage of the full Play Dead show was captured by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, watch here:

Setlist & Video Timings

Set One: (0:00)Don’t Let Go, (12:40)Sugaree, (25:10)Hard To Handle, (35:20)Hey Pocky Way*, (46:40)Eyes Of The World, (59:50)Bertha*, (1:08:25)Fire On The Mountain*

Set Two: (1:21:30)Feel Like A Stranger > (1:34:30)Franklin’s Tower, (1:46:15)Lovelight% > (1:55:00)The Other One > (2:00:45)West L.A. Fadeaway, (2:11:50)That’s What Love Will Make You Do > (2:22:00)One Way Out*

Encore: (2:30:18)The Weight* > (2:37:50)Not Fade Away*

* with Albert Poliak

% with Derrick Lee

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