Spafford have announced that they are releasing a new 5- song EP titled Gaff Tapes. Gaff Tapes is a collection of songs ranging in musical styles and characteristics that are unique and true to the band that Spafford is. The band will kick off their “Fall into Place” tour on Oct 3 in Louisville. As things are, indeed falling into place for Spafford.
Spafford just recently finished an extensive Spring/Summer tour, and are excited to announce brand new Fall tour dates, dubbed the “Fall Into Place Tour,” the band will be traveling throughout the Midwest and mountain states. The band has also announced their four show New Year’s Eve Run, with two shows in West Hollywood and two shows in San Francisco.
Spafford are among the most dynamic and sophisticated young jammers. They stretch the boundaries of improvisation. Spafford will bring a massive crowd of “Spaffnerds” along for the ride in Boulder, and likely make some new ones before the night is over.
The final day of Lockn’ 2018 dawned hot and sweaty and ended in spectacular fashion with two sets by Dead and Co., joined by master saxophone player Branford Marsalis. A cloudy sky kept the atmosphere steamy until the afternoon when the hot summer sun broke through. Keller Williams got the MainStage started just after noon with a different entourage in tow than from the day before. This time he appeared with a group he calls the Grateful Gospel. The idea was to play music in the spirit of Jerry Garcia in the tune of Black Gospel music. The concept was born at Lockn’.
THE BIG WEEKEND will take place over three nights across five music venues in Chicago from Oct 4 – 6. Following the model of a city takeover, the inaugural festival will feature performances from Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble, Leftover Salmon, Papadosio and more. Read more about The Big Weekend in Pollstar, who spoke to Paradigm's Lee Anderson about the festival.