Spafford at Belly Up Aspen
Spafford with Nobide
Doors: 8:30 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: All ages
Price: $25 GA / $40 Reserved / $99 Early Entry Package GA
Composed of Brian Moss (guitar), Jordan Fairless (bass), Andrew “Red” Johnson (keys), and Cameron Laforest (drums), Spafford’s patented “electrofunk therapy” has a little bit of something for everyone, offering tastes of rock, funk, electronic, bluegrass, gospel, and more. The Arizona-based four-piece is characterized by strong vocals, tight harmonies, catchy tunes, and captivating live shows. However, the group is best known for their immense improvisational abilities, which see the band regularly embark on spontaneous and unrehearsed hour-long musical odysseys featuring jams that are patient, meticulous, and sonically rich.
In recent years, Spafford has witnessed a truly meteoric rise in the jam scene. Coming together serendipitously in 2009, the band gained a dedicated fan base in their home state of Arizona and quickly earned a reputation as the Southwest’s go-to jam act. Through word of mouth, buzz about the group spread, and due to unprecedented demand, their headlining tours consistently sold out venues across the country. Most recently, Spafford has been selected to play high-profile events like Bonnaroo, The Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp, Firefly Music Festival, and Suwanee Hulaween.
Nobide is a live-electronic act out of Boulder, Colorado. Fusing traditional instrumentation with modern production techniques and bumping beats, Nobide explores genres seamlessly and with style. Blaring horns, thundering beats and tasty synths are all guided by the grooves designed to make dance floors shake. Nick Vann's production with Matt McElwain's driving rhythms and Ted Kleist’s affinity for texture and melody leads to a genre-bending and unforgettable live show.
By fusing traditional instrumentation with an electronic backdrop, Nobide focuses on creating music that reflects the landscape and culture of Colorado: majestic mountains, open skies and friendly people. It all boils down to something like "Organic Electronica."
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