Following their last NYC show of 2018 at Prospect Park, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered yet another heater to Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday night. The energy was high from start to finish, as the quintet soared through two sets of Grateful Dead music. Guitarist Tom Hamilton had the honor of using Jerry Garcia‘s Wolf guitar for the duration of the show, marking his third experience with the legendary axe to date.
Hamilton made sure to make use of the opportunity by delivering the most major solos of the night, respectively, including stand-out moments during “Cumberland Blues”, “Morning Dew”, as well as the majority of the second set.
Thanks to photographer Kevin Cole, you can relive the glory in the photo gallery below.
Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Blue Hills Bank Pavillion | Boston, MA | 7/20/18
Set One (7:38PM – 8:56PM): Good Lovin’, Iko Iko @, Cumberland Blues > Shakedown Street # -> The Wheel Jam -> Jam -> I Need a Miracle $ > Ramble On Rose
Set Two (9:22PM – 10:52AM): Althea, Gonesville, Uncle John’s Band % -> Space -> Morning Dew, China Cat Sunflower ^ -> I Know You Rider
Encore: Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream &
@ – With a Man Smart Woman Smarter Tease (MB), # – Unfinished, * – Not played since 2017-01-13 Music Farm, Charleston, SC, a gap of 60 shows, $ – With an Unknown Tease (TH), % – Unfinished, ^ – With a DD Bass Solo & The Wheel Teases (TH & Band), & – Not Played since 2017-10-05 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 36 Shows