first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead played their second show in California this weekend at The Fox Theater in Oakland. The band rarely hits the road, but when they do, it’s with specialty. Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger don’t just play Grateful Dead tunes, they reinvent them in a modern, enhanced way. They’ve become giant must-sees in the jam band world, and even guitarist and songwriter Bob Weir is compelled to see what they’re about.As the band went into their acoustic portion of the performance, which has become somewhat of a regular thing since their most recent Brooklyn Bowl run, Weir emerged after the opening “It Must Have Been The Roses” to contribute his guitar playing and vocals on Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Grateful Dead’s “Black Throated Wind,” Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Bobby’s “Cassidy.” You can watch “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” via Ted Silverman below:This sit-in is especially cool, coming after John Mayer’s appearance back in October where the Dead & Company guitarist played for the entire second set at the Brooklyn Bowl. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will head to The Fillmore in Philadelphia on November 26 and spend the bulk of December on the road.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA 11/12/16:Set One: Jam > Good Lovin’ sm > Cumberland Blues th sm jr > (Shakedown Street riff) > Help On The Way th > Jam > The Music Never Stopped sm > He’s Gone th > The Wheel th sm jr > Jack Straw sm thAcoustic Set: It Must Have Been The Roses, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall bw*, Black Throated Wind bw*, When I Paint My Masterpiece bw*, Cassidy bw *Set Two: King Solomon’s Marbles > Row Jimmy th > Estimated Prophet sm > Uncle John’s Band th sm jr, Bass solo > Eyes Of The World (w/piano solo) th > Throwing Stones sm > Deal jam > Throwing Stones smEncore: One More Saturday Night sm* with Bob Weir on acoustic guitar and vocals[Setlist via Deadheadland]last_img