Supergroup and Grateful Dead tribute band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will return to the KettleHouse Amphitheater on Saturday, July 11, 2020. JRAD came to the Amp for the first time back in June. Check out the photo gallery.
Drummer, Joe Russo, formed the band in 2013 with Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist/vocalist Scott Metzger, and American Babies’ guitarist/vocalist Tom Hamilton. They’ve played at several high profile music festivals including Electric Forest, All Good Festival, Mountain Jam and High Sierra Music Festival. In 2018, JRAD played at the Peach Festival and Rolling Stone called their performance the “Best Scene-Stealer”, saying that, “JRAD takes improvisational jam rock to the nth degree.”
Scott Bernstein of Jambase describes the band, saying:
“Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the ‘Live’ Dead era. More importantly, all of the jams are wild and incredibly adventurous. Russo’s a beast behind the kit who’s in the peak of his career. Metzger is a criminally underrated guitarist who has a chameleon-like ability to alter his sound to compliment any situation. Dreiwitz’s intensity is unmatched by anyone, while Benevento spouts these crazy tones and layers of sound that mix the best of what each keyboardist in GD history brought to the band. Finally, add Hamilton, whose voice and biting leads help push this ensemble over the top.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 11AM at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Nov. 21st (details below). General Admission standing pit tickets and general admission seating/lawn tickets are available. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here. All ages are welcome.