Spafford Debuts Covers On New Year’s Eve 2018 In Phoenix: Full Show Audio

Spafford closed out their 2018 using the next of 2 hometown shows in The Van Buren in Phoenix. The climbing jam act utilized their New Year’s Eve performance to provide up first time requires on covers from Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Violent Femmes and The Traveling Wilburys.

Even the four-piece acted kicked off their closing show of the year with an expansive spin on Stealers Wheels’ “Stuck In The Middle With You. ” It indicated the next spin on song as it had been revived on Halloween after almost a year layoff. A brief run-through of “When It Falls” from their 2018 launch For Amusement Only followed. The band subsequently dug their heels on jam-fueled variations of “Mind’s Unchained,” “Leave The Light On,” “Broken Wing” and “Salamander Song. ” Spafford closed out their penultimate frame of 2018 by debuting their take on Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry” from Eagles creator ’s 1982 solo introduction I Can’Never Stand Still.

“America” was tapped to open up the foursome’s seamless second place since they led towards midnight. The setlist staple worked its way into the band’s first ever take on the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One. ” The propulsive jam-vehicle segued into just their third version of “Aliens. ” The rarity, which was seen on New Year’s Eve 2017, was again utilised to ring in the year. “Auld Lang Syne,” a brief return to “America” and “The Reprise” put a cap on the stanza. Spafford delivered a four-song encore that was emphasized by two cover debuts since they quartet provided up the Violent Femmes’ “Blister In The Sun” and The Traveling Wilbury’s “End Of The Line. ” Listen to full show audio recorded by Taper Troy under:

Setlist (through Spaffnerds)

Set I: Stuck In The Middle With You, When It Falls, Mind’s Unchained, Leave The Light On, Broken Wing, Salamander Song, Dirty Laundry

Set II: America > The Other One > Aliens > Auld Lang Syne > America > The Reprise

Encore: Blister In The Sun, Slip And Squander, All In, End Of The Line

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