Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Continue Brooklyn Bowl Run with Oteil Burbridge
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kept their current run at Brooklyn Bowl rolling last night with the fifth of six nights, once again welcoming Oteil Burbridge into the fold for his second of three appearances while regular bassist Dave Dreiwitz is on the road with Ween.
The night featured the usual Almost Dead energy and antics, kicking off with a first set that featured Grateful Dead favorites like “Eyes of the World,” “Samson & Delilah” and “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad,” along with a jam on The Doors’ “LA Woman.”
Set two opened up with a jam that saw keyboardist Marco Benevento try out some crowd surfing as the band moved into “Alligator.” They would then take up a partial version of David Bowie’s “Fame,” the first time Almost Dead have played more than a tease of the tune. The set also featured “Brown Eyed Women” with a “They Love Each Other” interlude, “Not Fade Away,” an Burbridge-led “Turn On Your Lovelight” and a closing run of “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On the Mountain.” The night then rounded out with an encore of The Band’s “The Weight” with the band members taking turns on each verse.
Take a look at the full setlist below. Russo and company return to the Brooklyn Bowl stage tonight to wrap up their six-night run.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Set I: Sitting On Top Of The World > Easy Wind, Eyes Of The World > Drums > Samson & Delilah, Mission In The Rain > Loser >
LA Woman Jam > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Set II: Jam > Alligator > Fame > Brown Eyed Women > They Love Each Other > Brown Eyed Women, Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Love Light, Cream Puff War > My Brother Esau, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On the Mountain
Enc: The Weight