The Slip Welcome Marco Benevento at Reunion Tour Finale

November 22, 2021
The Slip Welcome Marco Benevento at Reunion Tour Finale

Photo by Teddy Kartzman via The Slip’s Facebook page

The Slip concluded their first full tour since 2011 with a performance at Levon Helm’s famed Barn last night. As the New England-bred trio worked their way through the Northeast this past week, they welcomed a number of new and old friends to the stage. 

At Philadelphia’s Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, Delicate Steve provided support duties and sat in for a segue from “Get With Me Fuji” into a bit of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” and
“Sometimes True To Nothing.” The War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall, who lives in the area, also sat in on the selections. (The Slip’s Brad and Andrew Barr have previously opened for The War on Drugs with their Barr Brothers project.)

On Thursday, The Slip returned to Brooklyn, NY’s flagship Brooklyn Bowl for the first time in a decade. During their set, saxophonist Stuart Bogie, who performs with Antibalas and Arcade Fire, sat in with The Slip at Brooklyn Bowl on  “Yellow Medicine,” “The Weight Of Solomon,” “I Hate Love” and “Jumby.” 
Finally, at The Barn last night, area resident and longtime Slip collaborator Marco Benevento joined the trio for their entire second set and encore. The keyboardist, who attended Berklee with The Slip and performs with them in their Surprise Me Mr. Davis group, appeared on “If One Of Us Should Fall,” “Chasing Rabbits,” “Jumby,”  “Yellow Medicine,” a run from “Through The Iron Gate” into “Life In Disguise,”  “Jealous Guy” and a set-closing “Honey Melon.” Benevento returned to help The Slip through a fitting take on The Band’s “The Weight”–a tune they have been performing throughout their reunion run–that segued into “Dogs On Bikes.” 

For more on The Slip, please read out 2020 interview with Brad Barr.