Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has invigorated the younger Grateful Dead audience and the demand for fresh content from the band is through the roof. With that in mind, it’s time for another installment of Rad Tracks! Rad Tracks, now in its 84th installment, has been a great way for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead to connect with their ever-growing fanbase. The handpicked jams are always the cream-of-the-crop, and they let JRAD fans experience the action from far away, even if it’s after-the-fact.
This week’s installment is a wild “Truckin'” from their performance at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on December 15th, 2016. Although “Truckin'” was the foundation, the band zigged and zagged in many different directions. First, the band transitions into a “St. Stephen” Jam, before meandering back on the original theme for a “Truckin’ Reprise”. The band kept the jam going, centering on “Born Cross Eyed” as the basis for their improvisation. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead are one of the most exciting bands in live music today, and it’s easy to see that in this video. With a band this adventurous, and this confident in their playing, the sky’s the limit.
Watch this epic “Truckin'” -> “St. Stephen Jam” -> “Truckin’ Reprise” -> “Born Cross Eyed Jam” below.
Like seeing Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on the beach? Don’t miss their upcoming Fool’s Paradise event on March 31st and April 1st in St. Augustine, FL. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be join hosts Lettuce and bands like, The Floozies, The Motet, and more, with Antwaun Stanley and Oteil Burbridge as artists-at-large! More information can be found here.