Bustle in Your Hedgerow at Tsunami Relief Jam
As expected, last nights Tsunami Relief Jam at BB Kings Blues Club showcased several unique performances packages. The evenings festivities commenced with an ad hoc group, featuring drummer Joe Russo, original ulu bassist Justin Wallace, RANA guitarist Scott Metzger and DJ Logic. After riffing on some danceable grooves, including a well-received nod to Don Henley, Marco Benevento joined his fellow New York natives for a brief jam, which segued into a full-set by The Duo. After running through a handful of tracks off their forthcoming album, _ Best Reason to Buy the Sun _, The Duo welcomed Metzger and Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz for a series of Led Zeppelin covers. Dubbed Bustle in Your Hedgerow, the quartet dug deep into Zeppelins repertoire, peaking with a tight version of Immigrant Song. Steve Kimock then offered an intimate set, which took the Monday night benefit well into Tuesday morning. The evenings festivities concluded with an open ended jam anchored by Oteil Burbridge, Eric Krasno and drummer Adam Deitch. Notable players joining the late night jam included AGPs Rob Marscher, Nick Casper, Seth Winter and DJ Logic (though audience member Wyclef Jean did not make it to the stage). The multi-band bill successfully raised over $12,000.