Spafford continued its winter tour with new keyboardist Cory Schechtman at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night. The performance, which featured an opening set by local favorite Escaper, marked the Arizona jam quartet’s first Brooklyn Bowl show since before the pandemic.
The quartet opened a new chapter at the Bowl with a thrilling trio of tried-and-true jam vehicles—”The Remedy”, “Leave The Light On”, and “The Postman”—that swallowed up the show’s first 40 minutes. With Schechtman’s ample synth abilities on full display throughout, the opening segment served as a statement of intent for the new-look outfit. Later, Spafford continued to reintroduce itself with the debut of a new original song, “Shelter In Place”.
Below, watch a full, pro-shot video of Friday night’s Spafford show at Brooklyn Bowl as well as an isolated video of the debut of “Shelter In Place”. Scroll down for the full setlist as well as photo galleries from Spafford and Escaper’s sets via Ken Spielman.
Spafford tour continues on Saturday, January 21st with a show at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. For a complete list of upcoming Spafford tour dates, head here.
Spafford – Brooklyn Bowl – 1/20/23 – Full Video [Pro-Shot]
Spafford – “Shelter In Place” (Debut) > “Left On The Runway” [Pro-Shot] – 1/20/23
Setlist [via spaffnerds.net]: Spafford | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 1/20/23
Set One: The Remedy, Leave The Light On, The Postman, Peaches  > Windmill
Set Two: Shelter In Place  > Left on the Runway, Walls > Virtual Bean Dip, Who Can It Be Now , Weasel
Encore: Space Gadget, Fünkenseven
: The Presidents of the United States of America
: Men at Work