first_imgLoad remaining images Spafford continued their meteoric rise through the ranks of the jam scene last night as they played a huge show to a packed audience at Philadelphia’s Milkboy. The capacity crowd was rabid, going wild for each and every song and loudly singing along all night long. For an up-and-coming band to play a city for the first time and be met with such a reaction must be a dream come true, and that excited energy was certainly palpable throughout the evening.The band started things off with “Virtual Bean Dip”. The reggae-tinged “Leave The Light On” came next, which was followed by a raging run from “All My friends” into “Bee Jam”. The heartfelt shuffle of “Hollywood” provided a great breather before the anthemic speed-funk of “Ain’t That Wrong” picked things up tremendously. Soaring versions of “The Postman” and “Palisades” brought the set to a close. For the encore, the band showcased their diversity, with the straight-ahead rock of “Galisteo’s Way” and the super-funk of “Funkadelic”Check out a full setlist from the evening’s show, as well as a full gallery from Alex Buschiazzo at 215 Music, below.Spafford’s next show is at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. After that, they link back up with Umphrey’s McGee to continue their tour together, reuniting just in time for Joshua Redman to hop on the tour. With every show a milestone for this young band, this is sure to be a huge weekend for Spafford.Spafford shows are now available to stream on and Spafford | Milkboy | Philadelphia, PA | 1/24/2017Set One: Virtual Bean Dip > Leave The Light On, All My Friends > Bee Jam > Hollywood, Ain’t That Wrong, The Postman > Palisades > Galisteo’s WayEncore: Funkadelic > Peoplelast_img