jakub | April 20, 2024

Roo AOTD #75 Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 54 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (JRAD) is a jam band formed in 2013 that covers the Grateful Dead. The group was formed by drummer Joe Rusoo of Further and Benevento/Russo. The band also includes Ween’s bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist and vocalist Scott Metzger, and guitar and vocalist Tom Hamilton of Brothers Past, Ghost Light, and American Babies. They played their first show on January 26th, 2013 at the Brooklyn Bowl for the second night of the Freaks Ball XIII as a last minute fill in. A band had dropped out of the event, and Joe put together this supergroup and dubbed it JRAD. The band played one more show in 2013 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on December 27th. The next year the band played more shows including appearances at the Gathering of the Vibes in Connecticut, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, and Hulaween in Florida. From there JRAD became a staple in the jam community as a sought-after Dead cover band, selling out venues across the country.


Jam band, Grateful Dead covers

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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