Pro-Shot Video: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Jams On ‘Terrapin’ & ‘My Pet Goat’ In Boston


Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took the stage at Boston’s House Of Blues on December 2nd of last year. The show featured a second set injected with elements of several Benevento Russo Duo songs during improvisational sequences and pro-shot video has been posted of a “My Pet Goat” jam and more as the latest entry in the band’s RAD Tracks Thursday (Friday edition) series.

Coming out of a take on “Good Lovin’” guitarists Scott Metzger and Tom Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento and drummer Joe Russo shifted into a brief jam based on the Dead’s “Terrapin Station.” Benevento then nudged Russo into a jam on The Duo original “My Pet Goat” which lasted a couple minutes before they shifted back to Hamilton leading a proper rendition of the “Terrapin Suite.”

Watch video of the improvised sequence below:

Setlist (via JRAD FB)

Set One: The Music Never Stopped @ (SM) -> China Cat Sunflower (TH) -> Touch of Grey (TH), Black Throated Wind # (SM) > Jack Straw (SM & TH), Ruben & Cherise $ (TH) -> I Know You Rider (All)

Set Two: Althea % (TH) -> Duo Jam -> Good Lovin’ (SM) -> Terrapin Station Jam ++ -> My Pet Goat Jam ^ -> Terrapin Suite & (TH) > Uncle John’s Band (All) -> 9×9 Jam * -> Uncle John’s Band Reprise + (All), He’s Gone (TH/All) -> Saint Of Circumstance @@ (SM)

Encore: Ophelia (SM) > Not Fade Away ## (All) -> Brown Eyed Women %% -> Not Fade Away Reprise $$ (All)


  • @ – With The Eleven Tease (SM), unfinished
  • # – With a Jack Straw Jam (Band)
  • $ – With China->Rider Transition Teases (TH) & a “Waltz #1” (Elliot Smith) Tease (MB)
  • % – With an “All of My Love” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (MB)
  • ++ – First Time Played by Almost Dead (I think?)
  • ^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Benevento Russo Duo Original, not the complete song
  • & – With Ruben & Cherise Teases (Band)
  • * – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Benevento Russo Duo Original, not the complete song
  • + – First Time Played by Almost Dead
  • @@ – With Ruben & Cherise and Terrapin Station Teases (Band)
  • ## – With GDTRFB Teases (SM) and “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Teases (Band)
  • %% – With a “Come On Feel The Noize” (Quiet Riot) Tease (JR)
  • $$ – First time played since 2015-02-16 Boulder, CO, a gap of 66 shows, With a “Hey Bulldog” Jam (Band) – that may end up being a track, not sure if it was long enough.
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