Spafford covers Grateful Dead with Pro-Shot “West L.A. Fadeaway” from Legendary Bijou Theatre

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Monday, September 25, 2023

Knoxville's iconic venue, the Bijou Theatre, hosted an exceptional performance last Wednesday night by the renowned jam-centric band Spafford. Fans were treated to a special rendition of "West L.A. Fadeaway" by the Grateful Dead, marking the first time the song was played with their new keyboardist, Cory Schechtman, after a hiatus of one hundred and thirteen shows. Spafford was joined by guest vocalist and opener Ross "Rossdafareye" Heatherly for this memorable cover.

The evening began with the lively "Fünkenseven," an all-instrumental original known for its odd-yet-danceable meter and infectious synth-infused vibes. The tune was first introduced to the Spafford repertoire in Tennessee in the Fall of 2019 at Nashville's The Basement East, which was also later home to Spafford's recent streaming release "Live in Nashville".

Spafford has continued its tradition of streaming their shows live, making their music accessible to fans worldwide. To watch the Knoxville show and other recent live performances, visit Spafford's YouTube page, your account, or Spafford's Bandcamp page.

The first leg of Fall Tour is complete, but Spafford invites you to join in on the party as they head out West for the second leg starting October 19 in Billings, MT. Secure your tickets for the show nearest you at and be part of the musical adventure.