Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton played a pair of acoustic shows on Thursday and Friday, first at the World Cafe in Philadelphia and then at Rockwood Music Hall in New York.

Joining Hamilton was brother Jim, original member of American Babies, Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner and guitarist Raina Mullen.

Among the highlights, versions of “Jolene” as well as “Bird Song” and “Loser” in Philadelphia. In New York, Hamilton mixed in a number of American Babies tunes as well as covers from Dire Straits (“Setting Me Up”), Grateful Dead (“Bird Song” and “Mississippi Half-Step”), Alice in Chains (“Got Me Wrong”) and Eric Clapton (“Running on Faith”).