Necessity is definitely an interesting motivator. Provided a slot in the famed NY location the Knitting Manufacturer, drummer Joe Russo roped in older friend and multi-instrumentalist and keyboardist Marco Benevento, as well as the Benevento Russo Duo was created. Since no tracks had been written for his or her preliminary gig, the Duo (because they had been sometimes known as) started as sort of indie rock and roll jam music group that sometimes drifted off into Led Zeppelin riffs. Ultimately settling in like a (primarily) drum and body organ duo, Benevento and Russo released a set of recording themselves, before registering with Ropeadope in 2005. Their 1st full-length for the label, Greatest Reason to get sunlight was a crucial success, as well as the band finished up spending the rest of the entire year touring, aswell as carrying out at Bonnaroo and SXSW. 2006 was rung along with a vacation to LA to record their follow-up, entitled Play, Pause, End. The band in addition has made looks in additional permutations: Drew Direwitz from Weezer sometimes made an appearance with Benevento and Russo to execute Zeppelin tunes beneath the moniker Bustle within your Hedgerow as well as the Duo teamed up with Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon and toured as Get. That particular take action opened displays for Phil Lesh aswell as headlining a few of their personal gigs.