The Duo at The Relix Studio last year

The Slip/Barr Brothers guitarist Brad Barr joined his old friends the Benevento-Russo Duo at Newport, RI’s historic Newport Jazz on Friday. Barr, who hails from Rhode Island, emerged during Marco Benevento and Joe Russo’s set at Fort Adams State Park for “Sunny’s Song,” “Mephisto” and “Three Question Marks.” The acoustic performance marked The Duo’s first public show since October 2017, though the longtime collaborators filmed a full set at The Relix Studio in March of last year.

Barr has collaborated with Benevento and Russo in numerous configurations during the past thirty years. He even used Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s event at the Lockn’ site to officially bring back The Slip last summer. Newport Jazz will conclude today.

For more on The Duo’s 2021 reunion, please read our recent Relix feature.