Spafford brought its summer tour to New Jersey on Monday for a weekday throwdown at the Homestead Bar & Kitchen in Morristown.
The intimate room was packed from wall to wall for Spafford’s first show at the venue since welcoming new keyboardist Cory Schechtman. Kicking off the first set with a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Soul to Squeeze”, the band showcased its improvisational prowess during a five-song first set that saw the quartet jam on “Plans”, “Todd’s Tots”, “Funkenseven”, and “Salamander Song”.
Set two likewise consisted of few songs augmented with patient yet riveting jams. Three originals, “Fake the Fate”, “Windmill”, and “Lonely”, comprised the bulk of the set, with The Cure‘s “Lovesong”, played for only the second time this year, bookending the show with another nostalgic cover. The band returned to the stage for an encore, capping off the night with “Eternity”.
Click below to view a gallery of photos from Spafford at the Homestead in Morristown, New Jersey courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman below.
Spafford tour continues with three nights at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, MA beginning tonight, Thursday, July 13th. The band also recently announced details of its upcoming fall tour. For a full list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.
Setlist [via Spaffnerds]: Spafford | Homestead Bar & Kitchen | Morristown, NJ | 7/10/23
Set 1: Soul to Squeeze (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Plans, Todd’s Tots, Funkenseven > Salamander Song
Set 2: Fake the Fate > Windmill, Lonely, Lovesong (The Cure)