[UPDATED] Full Shows Audio: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Fall 2016 Brooklyn Bowl Run



  • Oct 13, 2016 • 1:01 pm PDT

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared soundboard matrix recordings of all three Brooklyn Bowl Fall Ball 2016 shows for our listening pleasure. Thanks to Peter Costello & Eric McRoberts for their work to get these crispy recordings out to the masses.

From Thursday to Saturday Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played three shows at the venue where it all started for the band, Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. Audio of the exceptional three-night Fall Ball II run has surfaced and can be streamed below.

Thursday’s opener included a bonus acoustic set played on a stage setup over some of the venue’s bowling lanes. JRAD offered a number of debuts on Thursday including takes on blues classic “Good Morning Little School Girl,” Allen Toussaint’s “Fortune Teller,” Ween’s “So Long Jerry,” George Jones’ “The Race Is On” and Pigpen staple “King Bee.”

On Friday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was joined by Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer for nearly the entire second set. The five-piece performed another acoustic set that featured a riveting “Terrapin Station Suite” and also debuted versions of Bob Dylan’s “Tough Mama,” the late Grateful Dead classic “So Many Roads” and the early GD staple “Cryptical Envelopment.”

Saturday’s closer saw the quintet stick to the electric format for the entire evening. JRAD mixed heavy rotation favorites such as “The Wheel,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Help On The Way” and “Morning Dew” with more rare material including “Blues For Allah,” “Magnificent Sanctuary Band” and “He Was A Friend Of Mine.” The band was joined by friend Chris Harford for “Hippie Dream” to end the second set ahead of two encores.

Here’s the setlists and full audio of the run:

Thursday, October 6


Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl

Set 1
  • Jam  
  • Good Morning, School Girl  
  • Bird Song  
  • St. Stephen  
  • Fortune Teller  
  • Morning Dew Jam  
  • I Know You Rider  
  • Jack Straw  
  • So Long Jerry  
Mini Acoustic Set on Bowling Lanes Stage
  • Candyman  
  • The Race Is On  
  • It Must Have Been the Roses  
  • Uncle John's Band  
Set 2
  • Silvio  
  • Wharf Rat  
  • Loser  
  • I'm a King Bee  
  • Unbroken Chain  
  • Here Comes Sunshine  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • Marco Benevento Piano Solo  
  • Werewolves of London  

Friday, October 7


Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl

Set 1
  • Tough Mama  
  • Good Lovin'  
  • Dark Star  
  • Greatest Story Ever Told  
  • So Many Roads  
  • Cassidy  
Mini Acoustic Set on Bowling Lanes Stage
  • Jack-A-Roe  
  • Dark Hollow  
  • Terrapin Suite  
Set 2
  • Cryptical Envelopment  
  • The Other One  
  • Cryptical Envelopment  
  • New Speedway Boogie  
  • King Solomon's Marbles  
  • Let It Grow  
  • Touch of Grey  
  • Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
  • Bob Dylan
  • John Mayer

Saturday, October 8


Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl

Set 1
  • Blues for Allah  
  • Eyes of the World  
  • Minglewood Blues  
  • The Wheel  
  • Ramble On Rose  
  • Mama Tried  
  • Morning Dew  
Set 2
  • Crazy Fingers  
  • Truckin'  
  • Magnificent Sanctuary Band  
  • Help on the Way  
  • Slipknot!  
  • Estimated Prophet  
  • Hippie Dream  
  • He Was a Friend of Mine  
  • Not Fade Away  
  • Bertha
  • Grateful Dead