Special Acoustic Duo - ONLY SHOW IN 2010!

A reminder to all you heads out there to join Joe and Marco on Friday, August 27, 2010 for a very special acoustic performance and their only Duo proper show of 2010 at the Highline Ballroom in the heart of New York City. Those who have been witness to any of the Duo's select few acoustic performances in the past will know this will be an evening of musical exploration not to be missed. This is a general admission seated show, so get your tickets before they're gone.

11/18/2005 show available on livedownloads.com!

In conjunction with the band's return to the TLA (now the Fillmore) for the first time since November 18th, 2005, we have decided to post this show, one of the most requested shows on the fan site, for everybody to hear...

We are pleased to announce the release of The Duo's 11/18/2005 performance at the TLA in both FLAC and mp3 formats ($9.95 for mp3, $12.95 for FLAC) on livedownloads.com.

Like the Baltimore tour closer on the following night, this soundboard recording catches the band at the tail end of a very long fall tour. The band is crackling with energy that is obvious in both performance and banter. From the "Play Pause Stop" opener to the "My Pet Goat" closer and everything in between, Marco and Joe are in control of both the audience and the music on this very special night. And don't miss the "Epic" jam in the midst of a raging "Myxamytosis."

A familiar setlist indeed, but let the music speak for itself:

Disc One

  1. Play Pause Stop (8:50)
  2. Sunny's Song (4:35)
  3. Becky (11:07)
  4. Soba (6:24)
  5. Memphis (5:11)
  6. 9x9 (9:27)
  7. Welcome Red (6:55)
  8. Hate Frame (10:22)
  9. Mephisto (14:58)

Disc Two

  1. The Three Question Marks (11:04)
  2. Myxamytosis (8:33)
  3. Best Reason to Buy the Sun (5:58)
  4. My Pet Goat (11:37)

LIVEDOWNLOADS.COM AND THE DUO TEAM UP FOR FLAC AND MP3 DOWNLOAD SITE

We have been hinting at it, and it has officially gone live...the IT being the portal for Duo shows on livedownloads.com. We are very excited to announce that we have released the following performances on FLAC and mp3 formats for you to download today:

5/11/05 "Raw Horse" - previously available as an import only (unless you live in Japan), "Raw Horse" captured the Duo at the early stages of the "Best Reason to Buy the Sun" tour when they touched down at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. Highlights include an other-worldly "Three Question Marks" as well as a stunning version of "My Pet Goat". The entire release is available in FLAC format for $9.95 and mp3 format for $7.95. Download this show!

3/19/06 - Amsterdam, HOLLAND, The Melkweg - This was the opening set of the opening night of "Jam in the Dam 2." The Duo warmed the crowd up for a phenomenal three-night journey that included a variety of collaborations and experiments. This particular night found Marco calling out for good friend and long-time collaborator, Brian Haas (of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) to join him during "Mephisto." While Haas was "indisposed" at the time, he did find his way up on stage for some beautiful interplay during the Duo's version of "Paranoid Android" to close out the night (and then came back the next night with his bandmates in JFJO as well as Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte ... who knows, maybe you'll get that show down the line). This performance is available in FLAC format for $12.95 and mp3 format for $9.95. Download this show!

7/19/06 - Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium - In the midst of their summer tour with Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon, the Duo touched down in the famed halls of the Grand Ole Opry and lit the place ablaze. Augmented on this night by the infamous Lighting Designer, Chris Kuroda, Marco and Joe delivered what is still to this day, one of Marco's favorite Duo sets ever. Short but sweet, the set highlights the interplay between the two musicians in one of the best-sounding rooms in the country. The guys nod to the state of their location with a lilting version of "Memphis" that is followed by a downright scary version of "Myxamytosis" before closing things out with the ethereal beauty of "Sunny's Song." This show is available in FLAC format for $9.95 and mp3 format for $7.95. Download this show!

Expect more archival releases as well as some releases from the upcoming Fall Tour to be available on the site soon.

DUO AND SNOCAP TEAM UP TO RELEASE LIVE SHOWS - FAN FAVORITE FROM BALTIMORE, 2005, STARTS THE SERIES OFF

We are proud to be offering shows in mp3 format through SNOCAP on our yspace page. We are working closely with the SNOCAP folks to offer full live downloads of a variety of performances, past, present and future and we've decided to start things off with an oft-requested uncirculated performance by the Benevento/Russo Duo at the 8x10 Club in Baltimore on November 19th, 2005.

Y'all have been writing in and requesting for this show for sometime, and while we prep a site that will also offer FLAC files (for the audiophiles out there) we didn't want to delay in the release of some great music. You have the choice of purchasing individual tracks from our Myspace store for $.99 or purchasing the entire show at the discounted cost of $11.98. The mp3 tracks are encoded at 192kbps and this is a soundboard recording.

Head on over to myspace.com/beneventorussoduocom now and start downloading this classic Duo performance that closed out a three-month tour in support of "Best Reason to Buy the Sun" and captured Marco and Joe lighting Baltimore up.

The setlist includes 17 tracks, featuring early renditions of Play Pause Stop and Soba, as well as an immaculate "My Pet Goat" and a tantalizing "The Three Question Marks."

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8/27/2010 - Duo in NYC

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