Review + Photos: Spafford wrap tour with three nights around the Bay

Spafford (photo: Joshua Huver) Beginning in Santa Cruz November 15 and ending with an SF double-header at Great American Music Hall, Arizona-based funk band Spafford closed out a 20-date fall tour with three nights in the greater Bay Area. The band has been drawing similarities to established jam bands like Phish for quite some time now. Not only have they commanded the attention and ears of scene regulars, but it seems like every show attracts more first timers that fall in love. Spafford is a band that sounds bigger than the sum of their parts. Made up of Andrew "Red" Johnson [...]

By |November 27, 2018|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Spafford captivate at Terrapin Crossroads

Spafford (photo: Joshua Huver) Spafford is a four-piece band from Prescott, AZ, that has been taking the jam band scene by storm. Last weekend, March 3 and 4, they closed out their North Bay debut at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. What was originally supposed to be only one show at TXR on Saturday was met with a near instant sell-out. In response to popular fan demand, a second night was also added for Sunday. Last weekend's shows were Spafford's second and third headlining appearances in the Bay Area to date, following another sold-out show at the Independent last November. [...]

By |March 8, 2018|Tags: |

For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

Spafford performing during their sold out debut at The Independent in November 2017 Reaching a holy grail destination for up-and-coming jam bands, Arizona-based Spafford has locked down two consecutive nights at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. On Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, the rock, funk and improvisation-inclined four-piece will make their TXR debut, less than six months after selling out The Independent in San Francisco. Spafford has been a hot rising star in the jam scene, which is typically dominated by artists like Phish, Widespread Panic and Umphrey's McGee. They blend signature takes on [...]

By |February 28, 2018|Tags: |
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