first_imgToday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued their “Taper Tuesday” tradition, releasing the soundboard from the group’s inaugural headlining performance at the iconic outdoor Colorado venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Almost Dead’s Red Rocks show last summer on August 31st was a long time coming, as the group’s headlining Red Rocks debut was previously scheduled for the tail-end of April with Medeski, Martin, & Wood but had to be moved indoors to Broomfield, Colorado’s 1st Bank Center due to weather.Now For Something Completely Different: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Spectacular Arena Debut [Full Audio]After checking calendars, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead secured a new performance time at the end of the summer—August 31st, which happened to fall a day before Phish’s annual three-day mecca to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to close out their summer tour. Unfortunately, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s bassist Dave Dreiwitz was unable to make the new performance time, as he was on tour with Ween, forcing Dead & Company and Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge to tag in.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Makes A Grand, Phish-Laced Red Rocks Debut With Oteil Burbridge [Video/Photo]Fans were frenzied to make it out to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance, selling out the 9,500-person venue without support. In honor of the Phish festivities the following days and recognizing that many phans extended their Colorado trips to make it out to their show, the band worked in an extensive “Harry Hood” jam (marking the first time the group had played the number) as well as teases of “Bathtub Gin” and “Stash” (rumors also circulated throughout the day that Trey Anastasio had soundchecked with the group and was slated to sit in). The show featured the group’s debut of “There Is A Mountain”, a Donovan tune that inspired the Allman Brothers Band’s now-iconic “Mountain Jam”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Announce 2018 Red Rocks ShowWhile these covers stood out because they were new to the Almost Dead catalog, the show came to a peak during the set two’s closing rendition of “Morning Dew”. With Tom Hamilton on vocals, during the number, you could hear a pin drop in the crowd, and it was truly a powerful and heartwrenching moment. Make sure to do yourself a favor and take a listen for yourself below, courtesy of Eric McRoberts.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/31/2017Set One: Jam -> Here Comes Sunshine @ > Ruben & Cherise -> Jam -> Mama Tried, New Speedway Boogie # -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> New Speedway Jam -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Dancing In The Streets $ -> New Speedway Reprise % -> Box Of Rain ^ (OB), He’s Gone & -> Truckin’ -> Born Cross Eyed JamSet Two: Jack Straw > Feel Like A Stranger * -> Harry Hood Jam + -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> The Wheel @@ ->  There Is A Mountain ## > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told $$, Morning DewEncore: We Bid You Goodnight %%@ – With a “Sex Machine” (James Brown) Tease (MB), a “La Di Da Di” (Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick) Tease (MB)# – Unfinished$ – With Music Never Stopped Teases (TH), an unknown Tease (MB), New Speedway Teases & lyrics, a “Memphis Soul Stew” (King Curtis) Tease (OB), “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson) Teases (SM & MB).% – First split New Speedway^ – With an Uncle John’s Band Tease (Band)& – With Truckin & Tennessee Jed Teases (TH) & a “Humdinger” (WOLF) tease (SM) – I think* – Unfinished+ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Phish Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – First verse sung in 11, with an “In With the In Crowd” (Ramsey Lewis) Jam, a “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Tease (MB)## – Donovan Cover, Instrumental with 2 choruses only sung, First Time Played By Almost Dead. Basis for the Allman Bros “Mountain Jam” but closer to the original Donovan version.$$ – With a “Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie) Jam, an Estimated Prophet Tease (TH) & a “Stash” (Phish) Tease (SM)%% – A cappella at their positions with vocal mics, not at the front of the stage[Photo: Bill McAlaine]last_img read more