Watch Pro-Shot Video of Spafford's Massive Cover of "Memphis in the Meantime" by John Hiatt

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Friday, January 26, 2024

Spafford's 2024 Winter Tour continued this week at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI which featured a night of incredible music on Wednesday.  The second set opener "Memphis in the Meantime" is a favorite and frequent cover of this eclectic band, and Spafford delivered a twenty-eight minute monster version that had everyone dancing like they were on the famous Beale Street.

This extended version features heavy type 2 jamming that Spafford explores every single night combined with the rhythmic lines from bassist/vocalist Jordan Fairless.  Fairless helps guide the band to spaces only known by each member and in turn transports the audience to a different place and time.

"There are moments when we come out of a jam space when I feel like I am just gone. Like a momentary blackout," said Fairless.


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1.27  Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
2.02-4  Gem & Jam Festival - Tucson, AZ
2.22-25  Old Town Pub - Steamboat Springs, CO
2.29-3.3  The Public House - Crested Butte , CO
3.16  Frozen Dead Guy Days - Estes Park, CO
3.20  The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
3.21-23  5 Points Music Sanctuary - Roanoke, VA
3.24  Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
3.26  Tally Ho Theater - Leesburg, VA
3.28-29  Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
3.30  Madison Theater - Covington, KY
4.18  XL Live - Harrisburg, PA
4.19  The Warehouse at FTC - Fairfield, CT
4.20  Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
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