Photo by Dino Perrucci, taken during last year’s run
On Feb. 21, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead began their three-night run at The Capitol Theatre. The show was highlighted by a massive opening sequence and a sit-in from guitarist Scott Metzger’s fiancée, violinist Katie Jacoby.
The show began with Russo playing the drum outro from Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll,” which led straight into “Shakedown Street.” The massive “Shakedown” jam then moved into “Truckin’,” followed by “Born Cross Eyed” and “Candyman.” After a standalone “Around & Around,” the band closed the first frame with a combo of “Foolish Heart” -> “Killer Cars.”
The second set saw the band come to only one full stop. It started with an improvised jam that then gave way to “Cosmic Charlie.” JRAD then moved through “New Speedway Boogie,” “Smokestack Lightning” and “He’s Gone,” before finally coming to a stop after “The Other One.” The set closed with another segue, this time “Stella Blue” into “Playing In The Band.”
The band opted for “Lonesome Whistle Blues” (also known as “Tonight, I’ll Be Staying Here With You”) for the encore. JRAD invited Scott Metzger’s fiancée Katie Jacoby, who also serves as the touring violinist for The Who, for a sit-in on the song (the couple got engaged earlier this week).
JRAD returns to the Capitol Theatre stage tonight for the second of their three shows. All three will be livestreamed on The Relix Channel, which can be purchased here.
Check out the complete setlist below!
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Feb. 21, 2020
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
Set I: Shakedown Street -> Jam -> Truckin’ -> Born Cross Eyed -> Candyman, Around & Around, Foolish Heart -> Killer Cars
Set II: Jam -> Cosmic Charlie -> New Speedway Boogie -> Smokestack Lightning -> He’s Gone -> The Other One, Stella Blue -> Playing In The Band
Enc: Lonesome Whistle Blues [aka Tonight, I’ll Be Staying Here With You]*
*w/ Katie Jacoby on Violin