JRAD Debuts Ween Cover On St. Patrick’s Day [Audio/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/17/18I: Jam > Playing In The Band, Althea, Greatest Story Ever Told, Eyes of the World, Brown Eyed WomenII: Dancing in the Street, New Minglewood Blues, Let It Grow, Loser, The ElevenE: The Blarney StoneCheck out the full gallery below, courtesy of photographer Vic Brazen.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/17/18 | Photos: Vic Brazen Photo: Vic Brazencenter_img Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played to a packed house at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Saturday night in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The two-part show was especially jam-heavy, with five song sets on either side. Of course, still packed to the brim with teases, the Saturday night show varied greatly from the Phish-infused setlist from Friday night in Albany.The venue was a little chilly when the show started, as Joe Russo and Tom Hamilton opened the show all bundled up in warm clothes. It wasn’t long before the place heated up, as the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet kicked the night off with a jam that appropriately teased “Cold Rain and Snow” and eventually landed on “Playing in the Band”. Next up was “Althea”, followed by “Greatest Story Ever Told” with a “Dark Star” tease, a “Dear Prudence” jam, and a Marco Benevento keys solo into “Eyes of the World.” The band closed the first set with “Brown Eyed Women”.The second set was unbelievable, starting with a jam that brewed into “Dancing In the Streets” with a Joe Cocker “Get By With A Little Help From My Friends” tease into “New Minglewood Blues”. Next was “Let it Grow” with a “Bathtub Gin” tease, then “Loser”, closing out the set with “The Eleven”.After a brief break, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the stage for the encore, using the opportunity to debut a cover of Ween‘s “The Blarney Stone”, featuring bassist Dave Dreiwitz (also a member of Ween) on vocals. Check out some pro-shot videos of the first and second set openers below, via nugs.tv, followed by the full show audio from taper NicksPicks.last_img read more