he Benevento/Russo Duo rocked their way through a single set at Higher Ground that was heavy on improvisation, but remained focused on the studio takes of their material. Having toured extensively with Phish alum Mike Gordon, Higher Ground has gradually become a second home away from The Duo’s NYC hot spot – The Knitting Factory.
Photos by George Weiss of the 10,000 Lakes Festival, held July 19-22, 2006 in Detroit Lakes, MN. Artists included Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, The Benevento-Russo Duo, String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Umphrey’s McGee and many more.
This trio of musicians has gotten to know each other well quite well the past year and isn’t afraid to jump into uncharted waters at any time.
Although choppy at times, Best Reason to Buy the Sun is a solid and mind-expanding piece of post-modern art. The funky yet heavy, groovy but hectic delivery shines bright, and with it, a certain appeal that will move feet, bob heads and entertain ears.
Yes, Eastern Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and for Christmas 2004, he brought you a diverse year of music, right here in your own back yard.
It seems one man can make a difference. Local New York musician David Lott did more than just watch the tsunami devastation on the nightly news and read the reports in the morning paper. He actually took the tragedy on a personal level and made a call to action.
Photos by Mike Wren of the Benevento/Russo Duo feat. Mike Gordon and special guest Page McConnell, at the Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT 12.30.04
The Half Moon was ready to set sail around Manhattan for a unique night of music with Marco Benevento and Joe Russo of the Duo pairing up with half of Critters Buggin