Joe Russo

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Date of Birth December 18, 1976
Place of Birth United States
Age 43 years old
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Joe Russo (musician)

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. He also plays with the Shpongle Live Band. In 2013 he formed a Grateful Dead tribute band called Joe Russo's Almost Dead.

Born: December 18, 1976
Origin: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres: Indie rock, jazz fusion
Occupation(s): Musician, composer, dog owner
Instruments: Drum kit, percussion, guitar keyboards bass
Years active: 2000–present
Labels: Butter Problems, Rope-A-Dope
Associated acts: Benevento/Russo Duo, Fat Mama, American Babies, Furthur, Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD, Cass McCombs, Shpongle Live Band, Younger Brother, Phil Lesh & Friends, Chris Harford & The Band Of Changes
Website: Joe Russo (musician)'s Official site

About Joe Russo

Drummer best known as one half of The Duo, a jazz/rock pair comprised of Russo and keyboardist Marco Benevento. He has also been seen performing with numerous other musical acts like Further, the Gene Ween Band, and Joe Russo's Almost Dead, a Grateful Dead cover band.

Before Fame

He met bandmate Marco Benevento while attending junior high school. However, it wasn't until 2001 that they began performing together at the New York club The Knitting Factory.


He has twice been a winner of the New Groove of the Year award at the Jammys. First in 2000, as a member of Fat Mama and second in 2005, in The Duo.

Family Life

In September of 2011, he married Pooja Raj.


Bassist Mike Gordon and guitarist Trey Anastasio joined the Duo for a tour across the U.S. in 2006.

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