Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared the latest edition of their ‘Taper’ series. This full-show recording comes from the fan-favorite Grateful Dead tribute act’s second of two recent performances at St. Louis, MO’s The Pageant on February 16th.
Highlights from the 2/16 St. Louis show included an exploratory “Eyes of the World” jam featuring a prominent Dave Dreiwitz bass solo, an excellent “The Wheel” featuring a Marco Benevento keyboard solo segment, a high-octane “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” first set closer, an “Easy Wind” complete with teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “What Is And What Should Never Be”, a jam out of “Mississippi Half Step” featuring traces of “Let It Grow”, a complete rendition of the “Terrapin” suite, and a set-closing “Morning Dew” infused with traces of “Terrapin”, a Tom Hamilton/Marco Benevento duo jam, and more. You can listen to a full recording of the show below:
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 2/16/19 – Full Audio
Last week, the band also shared a pro-shot video of the “Terrapin”-infused “Morning Dew” from the 2/16 St. Louis performance. You can watch the video below:
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Morning Dew” > “Terrapin/Dew Jam” > “Morning Dew” [Pro-Shot]
[Video: Produced, Directed, Shot by Sean Smith]
Next up for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a four-night March run stopping in Jim Thorpe, PA (3/13); New Haven, CT (3/14); Montclair, NJ (3/15); and Cleveland, OH (3/16). For a full list of JRAD’s upcoming tour dates, head here.
Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from JRAD’s 2/16/19 show in St. Louis courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda.
Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 2/16/19
Set One: Man Smart Woman Smarter, Jam -> Eyes Of The World @ -> The Wheel # > Uncle John’s Band, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Set Two: Easy Wind $, Mississippi Half Step -> Jam % -> Lady with a Fan -> Jam -> Terrapin Station -> Terrapin -> Terrapin Transit -> At a Siding -> Terrapin Flyer -> Refrain > The Other One, Morning Dew ^ -> Terrapin/Dew Jam -> Morning Dew Reprise *
Encore: Brokedown Palace +, Not Fade Away &
@ – With a DD Solo and the “’73 Changes”
# – With a Marco Solo
$ – With a “What Is And What Should Never Be” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (MB)
% – With Let It Grow Teases/Jam (Band)
^ – With Terrapin Station Teases (TH & MB) and a TH/MB Duo Jam
* First “split” Morning Dew
+ Not Played by Almost Dead Since 2017-11-09 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, a gap of 52 shows
& – With “Hey Bulldog” (The Beatles) Teases (MB & TH) and a Man Smart Women Smarter Tease (TH)