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Published: 2013/09/12

The Return of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on December 27. The Grateful Dead cover band, which features Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo, played their first and only show at the Brooklyn Bowl back in January to rave reviews. The December gig has not been officially announced, but the band recently posted a status on their Facebook page that reads: “12/27/13.”

January’s show was stellar and we can’t wait to see what Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has in store for us next time. You can download a recording of the January 26, 2013 show via .


There are 9 comments associated with this post

aron magner of aron magner presents aron magners the disco biscuits September 12, 2013, 19:34:16

best grateful dead tribute act ever.

Headyphrend September 12, 2013, 20:13:26

So it’s not confirmed, but you are basically confirming it? This is what happens when the majority of your staff is unpaid college students…

pm September 12, 2013, 21:52:54

I know he’s probably making a few bucks for a change but he should get back with Marco and do the Duo thing again, he’s better than playing in tribute bands

Pup September 13, 2013, 11:59:30

Hi Joe,
You look great & I’m sure you sound better!!! XOXO,

Moose September 13, 2013, 12:08:51

Led Zeppelin turned Dead cover cover band. Reminds me when I was 12.

Wooker t September 19, 2013, 18:01:43

Yea it’s silly how the money is in entertaining people with the taste of 12 year olds but the dollar has spoken. Id say the only real flaw in Joes game seems to be trying to make a living at the mercy of these people in a lame insustry. I’m also partial because when I knew Joe yeras ago when he lived in a dumpy garage with his drums, a dinky cot bed, a crappy boom box radio and a practice pad he used often. The kid worked his ass off forever making REAL music (always a paycut) before he hicthed a ride on the gravy train. Now that he’s better known for his work as a sideman I hope people tune into the music of the Duo, Fat Mama and all the other stuff he has done and will hopefully do more of. I also hope he has a couch now and maby a nice sterio and some carpeting on his floor too. In America we vote with our dollar. Vote Fat Mama!

dk70 September 23, 2013, 17:41:01

How is playing MSG, Red Rocks, Bonnaroo, etc “ a flaw in his game?” His game is the best in the biz. “I liked him better when he was broke, thats when he had integrity” . What an assinine comment.

wookertisanidiot September 26, 2013, 10:31:01

So Wookbag, what you are saying is Joe should not have taken a gig with members of one of the best rock and roll bands of all time as a drummer? He should have sticked with playing bars for food and 500 bucks with Marco? You so realize Joe is probably not an idiot and realized the Furthur train won’t go on forever because of father time and Bob. So he’s gone out exposed himself to literally millions of fans over the past few years, made a massive multiple of what he was making, honed his skills with one of the best bass players ever while getting rave reviews from anyone who was unfamiliar with him. Don’t you think his finances and new enormous network will help him and Marco do better things for more people in the future? Are you that guy that gets offered a 250k job but sticks with minimum wage and sits in his garage on a dial up bitching about your job b/c you are to scared to leave for the fear of success?

Perry Watkins December 14, 2013, 17:04:32

Thank for killing it in Las Vegas!!!!!!

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