Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Welcomes Stuart Bogie & Eric D. Johnson In Los Angeles


Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night, where they welcomed Antibalas multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie on flute and sax throughout the night. Additionally,Fruit Bats frontman Eric D. Johnson sat-in on the second set opener, “Unbroken Chain,” as well as during the debut-filled encore.

JRAD got the four-song first set going with “Dancing In The Street” followed by “Eyes Of The World” and “Let It Grow.” The first frame came to a close with “Terrapin Station.” To start the second set, Johnson led the band on “Unbroken Chain.” JRAD continued on with “Lost Sailor,” “Saint Of Circumstance” and “Shakedown Street” before returning to “Let It Grow.” “Brown-Eyed Women” followed ahead of the second set closer, “Truckin.’”

To begin the encore, Joe Russo brought out his drum tech Evan Roque for a round of applause. Roque filled in for Russo on two recent shows after the birth of Joe’s daughter. The band then brought Johnson back out and proceeded to reel off three debuts: The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year,” Fruit Bats’ “When U Love Somebody” and Van Morrison’s “Caravan.” JRAD brought the evening to a close with “Not Fade Away,” which, according to, contained a “serious” tease of The Beatles’ “Hey Bulldog.”

Check out video of “Unbroken Chain” and the entire encore below:

Unbroken Chain Captured by via Digital Wookie

Encore Captured by via Jay Moskowitz


Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Greek Theatre

Set 1
  • Dancing in the Street  
  • Eyes of the World  
  • Let It Grow  
  • Terrapin Station  
Set 2
  • Unbroken Chain  
  • Lost Sailor  
  • Saint of Circumstance  
  • Shakedown Street  
  • Let It Grow (Reprise)  
  • Brown-Eyed Women  
  • Truckin'  
  • This Will Be Our Year  
  • When U Love Somebody  
  • Caravan  
  • Not Fade Away