Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Come Up Big On Friday Night At Brooklyn Bowl [PHOTO GALLERY]

After an opening night at the Brooklyn Bowl which featured a sterling tribute to Tom Petty, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead settled in at the NYC venue again Friday night for a performance which included a Bob Dylan debut as well as a healthy selection of Grateful Dead staples.

Opening the first set with a sequence of Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm” from 1975’s Blood On The Tracks, the band proceeded with “Good Lovin'” followed by “Touch Of Grey” and the always tasty “Fire On The Mountain.” JRAD left little down time during their first set as they finished up with seamless transitions throughout “Cassidy,” “Cumberland Blues,” and “He’s Gone.”

As a surprise opening to the second set, JRAD reprised “Cumberland Blues” which lead into “Alligator” and the debut of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” which also included teases of “Like A Rolling Stone” and/or “Positively 4th Street.” The closing run of songs focused in on some of the Dead’s earliest material like “Casey Jones” and a final run of “King Solomon’s Marbles” > “The Eleven” > “Easy Wind,” with JRAD returning to encore with Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land.”

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to the Brooklyn Bowl tonight to wrap up their first weekend of shows. You can webcast the show tonight via here. Check out a full gallery below via Kayla O’Keeffe.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY — 10/6/17

Set I: Shelter From The Storm, Jam -> Good Lovin’ -> Touch Of Grey -> Fire On The Mountain -> Cassidy @ -> Cumberland Blues # -> He’s Gone

Set II: Cumberland Blues Reprise -> Alligator -> Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues $ (DD) > Casey Jones, King Solomon’s Marbles -> The Eleven -> Jam -> Easy Wind %

Encore: Promised Land

@ – With St. Stephen & China Cat Sunflower Teases, Unfinished

# – With a Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB)

$ – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with “Like A Rolling Stone” And/Or ”Positively 4th Street” (Bob Dylan) Teases (MB)

% – Opened with the final chorus sung first.

Setlist via Peter Costello

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