Pro-Shot Video: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Wild Sequence Featuring Oteil Burbridge & Stuart Bogie


On March 16, Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead began the second weekend of a two-weekend run at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. The show on March 16, as well as the performances that followed on March 17 and 18, saw Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge hold down the bottom end since Dave Dreiwitz was in Chicago with Ween. Today, JRAD has shared professionally-shot video of a standout 20-minute sequence from Oteil’s first show which also featured contributions from multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie.

The video below starts with the band beginning “Black Throated Wind.” Keyboardist Marco Benevento throws in teases of the vocal melody from Lorde’s breakthrough hit “Royals.” After the rest of the group joins along for a brief “Royals” jam. JRAD finally dives into “Black Throated Wind.” At one point it seemed “Black Throated Wind” would give way to “Jack Straw,” but instead Almost Dead makes a move for “Touch Of Grey” sung by guitarist Tom Hamilton.

Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead joined by Oteil Burbridge and Stuart Bogie on “Black Throated Wind Jam” > “Royals Jam” > “Black Throated Wind” > “Jack Straw Jam” > “Touch Of Grey” at Brooklyn Bowl on March 16:

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