Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, blues, funk, dance, and light. The result is something like Electro-Funk Therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and-mood altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the southwest and beyond with their improvisational prowess. They are paving the way for something new, yet familiar, that beckons to be seen, heard and felt.
Since their first performance on New Years Eve of 2009, Spafford has built a following around the addictive live shows they put on. They have become a featured act for Vegas late-night spots, such as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and The Palms, and the band has hosted many of the official after-parties for Further and Widespread Panic. When Spafford isn’t playing notable festivals such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, The Gem & Jam, Firefly Gathering and Serenity Gathering, they’re off on the road touring the South-West where they’ve shared the stage with bands such as Particle, Eoto, Tea Leaf Green, Howlin’ Rain, The Motet, Toubab Krewe and many more as they continue to expand and extend their route to bring their experience to new places. 2014 brings the release of a long-awaited live CD with tracks collected over 2 years of shows, as well as extended tours and a slew of new material.
Connecting with fans is always the primary focus of all of Spafford’s endeavors, and the boys understand the importance of embracing those who enjoy and connect with their music. A fan was recently quoted saying “Spafford is what this world needs…a combination of all genres to connect all walks of life.” Wether stopping to enjoy fresh local food, or making connections with new faces in new cities, Spafford continues to push forward with their goal of changing lives, one show at a time. The current collaboration that is Spafford consists of: Andrew “Red” Johnson (Keys), Nick Tkachyck (Drums), Jordan Fairless (Bass), Brian Moss (Guitar).