It was only a matter of time before jam new-comers Spafford finally graced the pages and hallowed halls of LIVE music blog. Our friend Jim Houle shot their show last night at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York and brought back this awesome set of photos. If you haven’t already been hearing amazing things about these guys, you’re probably not paying attention.

Vocals aren’t often a strong suit for jam bands, but Spafford doesn’t have that problem. Fairless did a fine job as lead singer, but his vocals aren’t any stronger than those of Moss or Johnson, who both took impressive turns on the mic. This collective strength puts them ahead of the game in the jam scene. []

Here’s the setlist from the show (via the band’s FB page):

01/19/18 | The Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY

I: Memphis in the Meantime* > Made for Wesley, Windmill, My Road (My Road), Night After Night, Eternity, Mind’s Unchained

II: America, Lovesick Melody > Soil, Land Down Under**, Lonely, Levilan Shores

E: Beautiful Day > The Reprise

*John Hiatt
**Men at Work

Scroll down to see the shots… —Editor