Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Performs ‘Morning Dew’ In Houston: Pro-Shot Video

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Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead shared pro-shot video featuring a performance of “Morning Dew.” The powerful 17+ minute rendition of the song penned by Bonnie Dobson comes from the band’s September 13, 2019 concert at the House Of Blues in Houston.

“Morning Dew,” which closed JRAD’s second set, is the latest installment of the group’s RAD Tracks video series. Guitarist Tom Hamilton handles lead vocals on “Morning Dew,” a song which the Grateful Dead first played live and recorded for their debut studio album in 1967 before performing it regularly through their final tour in 1995.

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead varies tempos throughout “Morning Dew” going from nearly silence to a roar within seconds and back again. Hamilton delivers the song’s solo with passion and intensity, at one point taking a knee as he unleashes a particularly potent riff. Drummer Joe Russo honors Hamilton by introducing him first at the end of the song. He also took a moment to praise the crowd. “I gotta fucking recognize the moment there,” Russo began. “Most crowds can’t even fucking clap on 2 and 4 anymore. You guys were doing some polyrhythmic shit. I gotta say. That’s not a common thing, that was really cool. Right? Like what the fuck?”

Watch JRAD’s version of “Morning Dew” from September 13, 2019 below:

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