Spafford played Saturn in Birmingham, AL Tuesday night where the Arizona natives took “Bee Jam” on a 55 minute ride for the audience. The “Bee Jam” was merely one piece of an entire concert that featured only seven songs over the course of an entire evening, each one flowing directly into the next without pause.
The show kicked off with “All My Friends” to get things going on a Tuesday night in Alabama. The song was the simple quick-hit that it usually is, and served the purpose of starting off the show on an upbeat note before segueing into the “Bee Jam” that proved to be the highlight of the evening. The jam saw the band sonically explore the room for just under an hour, before transitioning into “Settled In”, however just as audiences had themselves settled in, it was time to wrap up the first set.
The second set kept up the established theme of extended jams with “It’s A Bunch” from the band’s 2018 studio album For Amusement Only. This segued straight into a punky-reggae cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ “Exodus”, which saw Spafford break it down rhythmically once again. After extended improvisation, the song melted straight into “Windmill” to close out the second set. The band returned to encore with their take on Johnny Russell‘s “Catfish John” to close the evening.
Setlist: Spafford | Saturn | Birmingham, AL | 1/28/20
Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Settled In
Set Two: It’s A Bunch > Exodus (Bob Marley and the Wailers) > Windmill
Encore: Catfish John (Johnny Russell)