Watch The Benevento-Russo Duo Perform ‘Becky’ Aboard Jam Cruise 15


On January 21 The Benevento-Russo Duo returned to the stage for their first official performance since 2010, when drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Marco Benevento unleashed a thrilling two hour set aboard Jam Cruise 15. Though the pair played a surprise rehearsal gig in Brooklyn a few weeks earlier, the Jam Cruise performance was the full-on Duo experience complete with wild visuals. Joe and Marco showed off the chemistry that led The Duo from the smallest of bars to amphitheaters in the ’00s.

The theater was packed as Russo and Benevento took the stage to a hero’s welcome. Marco and Joe played a set spanning the material from their ’00s heyday, which varied from intense and powerful to delicate and lovely. There were so many times it was hard to imagine all the noise coming from stage was played by just two people. Both guys had smiles as wide the open seas as you could feel the love emanating from them. For the finale, The Benevento-Russo Duo dusted off perhaps their most beloved song, “Becky,” which Marco introduced as “Rebecca.” Watch the first full song video to surface from the set thanks to Adriennenne:


Set: Jam > 9X9, Play Pause Stop, Sunny’s Song, Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Jam > Something For Rockets, Scratchitti (w/ Skerik), Welcome Red, Echo Park, Walking Running Viking, Hate Frame > Mephisto > Faith > Mephisto > Four Sticks (Led Zeppelin) > My Pet Goat, Becky