Though they have played together in other configurations, Joe Russo and Marco Benevento have not performed as The Duo since late 2009. The two musicians have kept busy though, with Russo playing drums in Furthur and Benevento leading his own trio. But The Benevento/Russo Duo will come together for its only 2010 show on August 27. The acoustic gig will take place at New York’s Highline Ballroom as part of the Highline Piano Series. The Duo performed at the Highline Piano Series last summer as well.

In related news, last night Russo sat in on percussion with longtime friends RANA aboard Rocks Off’s Half Moon Boat. The gig, which circled New York, marked the 8th anniversary of the release of RANA’s Here in the USA album. In celebration, the group opened its show by playing Here in the USA in its entirety.