Their Own Thing
So calling JRAD a Dead cover band is just unfair to everyone involved, on all sides.
Joe Russo's Almost Dead is an absolutely fabulous band that just happens to engage with the Grateful Dead catalog among others. (Last night's shredding Elizabeth Reed demonstrated they can do just as much with the Allmans or whomever else.)
If you're not able to make it to the Bowl tonight or Saturday for the remaining shows, check out the webcast at