Watch Spafford Deliver +30-Minute ‘Ain’t That Wrong’ In Ithaca
Check out pro-shot full-show video and official audio.
By Nate Todd Mar 28, 2023 • 9:27 am PDT
Spafford stopped by the Deep Dive in Ithaca, New York on Sunday. The Arizona-based jam quartet put up a 31-minute “Ain’t That Wrong” about halfway through one long set and encore in Upstate New York.
Spafford launched the show with “Left On The Runway,” off their new studio album Simple Mysteries. Next, the quartet kicked into “Double Time” ahead of “Radio.” The set also included Spaff’s fourth rendition of The Lumineers’ “Brightside” since premiering the cover a year ago.
Spafford then unfurled the 30-minute-plus, “Ain’t That Wrong,” an oldie debuted in 2011. Guitarist Brian Moss led the band through the lyrical portion of the song with bassist Jordan Fairless joining him on harmony vocals for the choruses. The quartet jumped into the jam beginning with an intricate funky section which dropped into a vibey sequence. Next, drummer Nick Tkachyk led the group through a four-on-the-floor dance segment laced with piano from Spaff’s newest member keyboardist Cory Schechtman.
The final sequence of the jam boasted a slowed-down, almost gelatinous feel that ramped up into the instrumental, “Virtual Bean Dip.” Next, Spafford laid out “Plans” before wrapping the set with the Bob McDill-co-penned, Johnny Russell recorded classic, “Catfish John.” The quartet returned to encore with the staple “Electric Taco Stand,” which they stretched to nearly 20 minutes.
Watch Spafford on “Ain’t That Wrong” and more in pro-shot, full-show video below along with official audio:
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Official audio via nugs.net
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Setlist (via SpaffNerds)
Set One: Left on the Runway, Double Time, Radio, Brightside , Ain’t That Wrong > Virtual Bean Dip, Plans, Catfish John 
Encore: Electric Taco Stand
: The Lumineers
: Johnny Russell