Spafford Pays Respects To Gregg Allman With “Soulshine” Cover During Marathon Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgRed-hot Arizona jam quartet Spafford kept busy this Memorial Day weekend, playing sets at Summer Camp Music Festival on Thursday, 5/25 and Friday, 5/26 before jetting to New Mexico for a pair of performances at Wind Rider Festival on Saturday, 5/27 and Sunday, 5/28. Other than a few weather-related technical difficulties during their Friday Sumer Camp show, all four of Spafford’s shows this weekend showcased the band’s impressive technical and improvisational prowess and continued to convert new “Spaffnerds” across the country. In addition to their packed performance schedule, this weekend saw the band introduce their new drummer, Cameron Laforest, to rave reviews from fans both new and old.One of the weekend’s many Spafford highlights occurred during their Saturday evening set at Wind Rider, when keyboardist Red Johnson delivered a moving solo piano performance of “Soulshine,” the Warren Haynes-penned and Gregg Allman-sung hit from the Allman Brothers Band‘s 1994 album Where It All Begins. The musical homage was one of many tributes to Allman from across the live music map on Saturday, the day after his death at the age of 69, and Johnson did the classic tune justice with this touching rendition. You can listen to Spafford’s full set at Wind Rider Festival from 5/27/17 including their cover of “Soulshine” in honor of Gregg Allman below (courtesy of taper CorFit Chris on archive.org):SETLIST: Spafford | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/25/17I: The Postman, Mind’s Unchained, The Remedy, Backdoor Funk, Salamander Song, Electric Taco Stand > Dis Go in 5? > Electric Taco Stand, All InSETLIST: Spafford | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/17I: Jam > America, Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, The Reprise Notes: Technical difficulties with PA system due to storm.SETLIST: Spafford | Wind Rider Mountain Festival | Alto, NM | 5/27/17Red’s Jam > Leave The Light On, Slip and Squander, Parody, Walls, Lonely, Soulshine*, Backdoor Funk, Windmill* – Red solo | The Allman Brothers Band coverSETLIST: Spafford | Wind Rider Mountain Festival | Alto, NM | 5/27/17All My Friends > Bee Jam > Todd’s Tots, Mind’s Unchained, The Postman, It’s a Bunch, Electric Taco Stand, Beautiful Day, All In[Photo by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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