Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Deliver Bust Outs In Albany: Full Show Audio

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the road on Friday as they kicked off a seven-date run of March shows. The Grateful Dead tribute act reached into their now extensive catalog of songs to pull from to dust off both “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” and “Werewolves Of London,” along with the rarely played “Box Of Rain.”

The five-piece band opened their evening with a freeform jam that would wind its way into a super-charged intro to “Cassidy.” The John Perry Barlow and Bob Weir composition would settle in with guitarists Scott Metzger and Tom Hamilton handling the vocals. Marco Benevento laid down some gorgeous keyboard work as they eventually transitioned into the traditional folk number “Jack-A-Roe.” A JRAD rarity followed as bassist Dave Dreiwitz fronted the band on “Box Of Rain.” The quartet then closed out their set with a pair of jam-vehicles dedicating roughly the next 30-minutes to a thunderous “The Other One” and a funky “Shakedown Street.”

The psychedelic trucker anthem “Black-Throated Wind” was tapped to open up the second set. The band’s third ever version of “Dupree’s Diamond Blues,” the Grateful Dead’s take on the folk standard “Betty and Dupree” followed. JRAD debuted the tune at their second-ever show back on December 27, 2013, it then sat on the shelf until a one-off last year prior to last night’s performance. An expansive “Playing In The Band” came ahead of a tender and impassioned take on “So Many Roads.” The final stretch of the night featured “Estimated Prophet,” an acid-drenched “St. Stephen” and a rollicking “Bertha.” Joe Russo’s Almost Dead offered up one more rarity as they took the Warren Zevon classic “Werewolves Of London” for a ride as their lone encore.

Watch pro-shot video of “Black-Throated Wind” and listen to full show audio taped by Rob Clarke below:

Black-Throated Wind

Setlist

Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Palace Theatre

Set 1
  • Cassidy  
  • Jack-A-Roe  
  • Box of Rain  
  • The Other One  
  • Shakedown Street  
Set 2
  • Black-Throated Wind  
  • Dupree's Diamond Blues  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • So Many Roads  
  • Estimated Prophet  
  • St. Stephen  
  • Bertha  
Encore
  • Werewolves of London  

Tour Dates for
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

  • Apr
    26
    2019
  • Apr
    27
    2019
  • May
    31
    2019
  • Jun
    1
    2019
  • Jun
    2
    2019
    • 200 Hurd Road
    • Bethel, NY 12720
    • United States
    Jun
    14
    2019
    • Exits 111 and 114, I-24
    • Manchester, TN 37355
    • United States
    Jun
    15
    2019
  • Jul
    11
    2019
    • 140 Main Street
    • Marshfield, MA 02050
    • United States
    Jul
    13
    2019
    • 1000 Montage Mountain Rd
    • Scranton, PA 18507
    • United States
    Jul
    25
    2019
  • Jul
    28
    2019
  • Aug
    16
    2019
  • Aug
    17
    2019
    • 2300 Oak Ridge Road
    • Arrington, VA 22922
    • United States
    Aug
    22
    2019
  • Aug
    29
    2019
  • Sep
    12
    2019
  • Sep
    13
    2019
  • Sep
    14
    2019
  • Sep
    26
    2019
  • Sep
    27
    2019
  • Sep
    28
    2019