The first three-night run of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s six-night residency came to an end last night as the band welcomed out longtime collaborator and friend of the band Stuart Bogie, who added saxophone and other instruments to a number of songs throughout the night.
Bogie emerged early on in the night for a trio of heavy jams with “Playing in the Band,” “Eyes of the World” and “Dancing in the Streets” before Almost Dead closed the first set with Brown-Eyed Women” that forayed into “Stella Blue.”
The second set of the night required just four songs, as Bogie came out for a lengthy “Uncle John’s Band” that saw him playing tenor sax, flute and clarinet throughout the jam. Bogie remained for “The Other One” and a “Cryptical Envelopment” jam before the anthemic “Terrapin Station Suite” finale. Bogie again returned for the encore of “Samson and Delilah.”
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kick off their final three-night run on Thursday.