Joe Russo’s Almost Dead—possibly the best Dead cover band ever, at Higher Ground, sold out show—sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day to me.
JRAD ended a mini East Coast tour this winter on Valentine’s Day in Vermont. The setlist was chalk full of Dead classics with plenty of nods to the day of love such as “Good Lovin'” and “They Love Each Other.” JRAD was even slipped in a few love notes into “Dancin’ in the Streets” and “Althea” with Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” and Zep’s “All of My Love” teases.
Where yesterday’s show was one Tom Hamilton short of a JRAD, today’s jam has Jon Shaw on bass as Dave was touring with Ween.
Here is the setlist:
Dancing In The Streets @ (SM) ->
Brown Eyed Women (TH) ->
Lazy Lightning (SM) ->
Ruben & Cerise (TH) ->
Good Lovin’ (SM) >
Shakedown Street $ (TH)
Ophelia (SM) >
Althea % (TH)
Not Fade Away & (All) ->
Must Have Been The Roses (TH)
Samson & Delilah (SM)
Ramble On Rose (TH)
Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream (SM)
They Love Each Other (TH)
@ – With a “Cupid” (Sam Cooke) tease (Band)
# – With a Fire On the Mountain tease (TH) & another tease I can’t ID (TH)
$ – With a Dancin in the Streets Jam (Band)
% – With “All Of My Love” (Led Zeppelin) teases (MB)
& – With an “On the Road Again” tease (TH) & a “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) tease (MB & TH)