Joe Russo

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Benevento/Russo Duo, Shpongle Live Band, Cass McCombs, Craig Finn

Joe’s Gear

Leather Daddy, Tie Dye with Black Sparkle Stripes and Custom “Modified Bear” Engraving

Joe Russo is an American drummer and half of the Benevento/Russo Duo.  He has toured, performed and recorded with a number of other bands, including Cass McCombs, A Big Yes and a Small No, Fat Mama, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Younger Brother, Shpongle, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, the Trey Anastasio/ Mike Gordon duo, the Gene Ween Band, and Furthur (featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead). He also plays with the Shpongle Live Band.  In 2013 he formed a Grateful Dead tribute band called Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.


Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Eyes of the World” – Live at the Capitol Theatre

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Cumberland Blues” – Live at Mountain Jam 2015