Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Offers Up Bust Outs In Wisconsin

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brought a four-night run to a close on Sunday with a gig at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin. The five-piece act dusted off a pair of rarities from their repertoire offering up takes on Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Good Morning, Little School Girl” and Bob Dylan’s “Tell Me, Momma” last night in The Badger State.

Drummer Joe Russo, guitarists Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger, keyboardist Marco Benevento and bassist Dave Dreiwitz got things going with “Feel Like A Stranger.” The Grateful Dead tribute act then dug in on “Help On The Way” and “Slipknot!” choosing to go with the Motown classic “Dancing In The Street” instead of completing the traditional triad with its longtime partner “Franklin’s Tower.” Americana rocker “Brown-Eyed Women” and “Truckin'” brought their penultimate set of the swing to a close.

The quintet looked to “Good Morning, Little School Girl” to open up the second set. The blues classic had sat unplayed since August of last year and was served up for just the fourth time in the band’s history. “Shakedown Street,” “He’s Gone” and an exploratory “Playing In The Band” followed. A tender version of “Row Jimmy” came ahead of the night’s second surprise as JRAD delivered “Tell Me, Momma.” The Dylan deep cut that was played exclusively on his 1966 World Tour was busted out for the first time since November of last year and has been played just a handful of times since it was debuted in 2017. “Deal” brought the stanza to a close with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead offering up the Sunday sermon “Samson & Delilah” as their lone encore.

Watch pro-shot video of the opening song from each set courtesy of nugs.tv below:

Feel Like A Stranger

Good Morning, Little School Girl

Setlist

Joe Russo's Almost Dead at The Sylvee

Set I
  • Feel Like a Stranger  
  • Help on the Way  
  • Slipknot!  
  • Dancing in the Street  
  • Brown-Eyed Women  
  • Truckin'  
Set II
  • Good Morning, School Girl  
  • Shakedown Street  
  • He's Gone  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • Row Jimmy  
  • Tell Me, Momma  
  • Deal  
Encore
  • Samson and Delilah  

Tour Dates for
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

    • 265 Park Ave West NW
    • Atlanta, GA 30313
    • United States
    Apr
    19
    2019
  • Apr
    26
    2019
  • Apr
    27
    2019
  • May
    31
    2019
  • Jun
    1
    2019
  • Jun
    2
    2019
    • 200 Hurd Road
    • Bethel, NY 12720
    • United States
    Jun
    13
    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
    12
    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
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