Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Announces PhilRAD Debut Livestream Broadcast
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s debut PhilRAD performance with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be livestreamed for free on February 17. FANS will host the broadcast of the show that took place on December 29, 2014 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
The debut PhilRAD concert came as part of a three-night collaborative run at The Cap that culminated on New Year’s Eve. The show featured Lesh filling in for JRAD bassist Dave Dreiwitz and joining drummer Joe Russo, keyboardist Marco Benevento and guitarists Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger for two sets of Grateful Dead staples.
Here’s how JamBase described the show back in 2014:
The marathon first set began with Metzger handling vocals on “Truckin” and sharing the lead with Hamilton and Phil on “Jack Straw.” The quintet then delivered their take on the famed “Estimated” > “Eyes” pairing before treating fans to a gorgeous “Crazy Fingers” and a fiery “King Solomon’s Marbles.” Lesh put the cap on the set by fronting the group on “Box Of Rain” to close out the first set.
Lesh and his new band mates began the second set with “Mason’s Children” and by the time yet another lengthy set had concluded, fans had witnessed PhilRAD’s takes on such GD classics as “Dark Star,” “The Wheel” and “Terrapin Station.” Russo handled vocals for a verse of “Dark Star” and PhilRAD weaved “All Along The Watchtower” within “Dark Star.” The band said farewell for now with a “Shakedown Street” encore.
The PhilRAD December 29, 2014 replay begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 17. Head to FANS to register for access to the free livestream.
PhilRAD December 29, 2014 Setlist
Set One: Truckin > Jack Straw, Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World, Crazy Fingers > King Solomon’s Marbles, Box Of Rain
Set Two: Mason’s Children > Throwing Stones > Dark Star > All Along The Watchtower > Dark Star > The Wheel > Dark Star > Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider
Encore: Shakedown Street