The Benevento-Russo Duo Reunites for Hippy Fiasco
Hippy Fiasco live
Last night folk singer Nathan Moore’s ongoing Hippy Fiasco webcast made waves when Joe Russo and Marco Benevento reunited for their first and only performance of 2011 as The Duo. The impromptu jam took place at Benevento’s upstate New York home, where a group of friends were celebrating his wife’s birthday.
At one point during the webcast, Joe Russo indulged fans in an open Q&A session where one fan suggested that since The Duo was present, they should perform. Russo jokingly replied that when the viewer count reached 200, he and Benevento would do so.
Sure enough, a few blog and message posts later, 200 devoted fans (including Reed Mathis and Simon Posford of Shpongle) turned up to watch and the webcast moved from the outdoors in to Benevento’s home studio.
What began with just the two members of The Duo quickly grew into an open jam session featuring Brad Barr (The Slip) and Nathan Moore on a mix of bass, guitar and vocals. Over the course of an hour, the group ran through a selection of originals and covers combined with sections of open improvisation. Songs included Moore’s “I Hate Love,” Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On’” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” Moore’s webcast continues to capture his Hippy Fiascos, broadcasting live from his website at www.hippyfiasco.com 24 hours a day, seven days week.