Comes A Time: Joe Russo

For the 100th episode of Comes A Time, Joe Russo joins Mike and Oteil to talk about the wonders of transcendental meditation, Joe’s discovery of the limitless nature of Grateful Dead music through Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and why JRAD is constantly looking for new ways to challenge one another. Joe also tells the guys about jamming with Trey Anastasio, Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, and Jeff Tansky to help Trey prepare for Fare Thee Well, how playing with Fat Mama changed his approach to drumming, and Oteil and Joe talk about the importance of having an open mind as they each trace their respective musical trajectories.

Joe Russo has been involved in many extraordinary musical ventures throughout his career- Furthur, Benevento/Russo Duo, and Shpongle to name a few- but he has gained monumental praise from jam band fans over the last 9 years for his sensational drumming in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. JRAD takes the music of The Grateful Dead to new heights through deeply experimental improvisation, and Russo has been at the helm of the group since its inception. Over the past few years Russo has put out several new collections of music including his 2019 debut solo album Phér•bŏney, as well as a collaboration EP with Circles Around The Sun, several singles, and has performed with Shpongle for their farewell concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


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