The course that Prescott, AZ-based jammers Spafford have charted for themselves over the past few years is on another level. The quartet has worked hard and put in the time, going from support gigs playing in front dozens of people to now packing out some of the most well-known venues around the country, including their recent shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl and Burlington’s Higher Ground.Coming off the East Coast leg of their fall tour, Spafford is prepared to make a triumphant return to Fort Collins, Colorado, on Friday, November 10th, with Soule Monde. Having played the inaugural sold-out Canyon Jam at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Hodi’s Half Note earlier this year, Spafford will move down the block from Hodi’s for their first headlining performance at larger, sister-venue the Aggie Theatre (purchase tickets here).Spafford Shares Pro-Shot “Ain’t That Wrong” With JJ Grey Jam SandwichSpafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]2017 has been a breakout year for Spafford, with high-profile festival performances at Summer Camp, Electric Forest, The Werk Out, Canyon Jam, and an epic Phish Baker’s Dozen late-night performance at BB King’s in New York City. The group also recently released Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience, an album that saw the quartet going back to their roots and laying into an hourlong jam session in the studio. With no verbal or visual communication and, most importantly, no expectations, Abaculus is a master course in beautiful peaks and valleys, natural movement, group continuity, and profound inspiration. Take a listen below:Trey Anastasio Band members Russ Lawton (drums) and Ray Paczkowski (B3 Hammond/keys) and their Avante-funk project Soule Monde have been exploring the space of sound for several years now. Earlier this year, the group released Must Be Nice, an album full of hybrid sounds with tons of deep rhythms and gorgeous melodies. However, their live shows are truly where the duo comes alive, consistently delivering a deep pocket with plenty of room for jazz-based improvisational grooves and showcasing Lawton and Paczkowski’s deep musical connection.Soule Monde, “Take My Hand”[via VPR]Tickets for the Aggie Theatre show on Friday, Nov. 10th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[cover photo courtesy of Patrick Hughes]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!
The 7th Grade Batesville Bulldog Basketball team lost to Columbus Northside Tuesday night by a score of 47 to 22.Leading is scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 8, followed by Landon Harrison, Cole Pride, and Jackson Renck who chipped in 4 each. Rounding out the scoring was Grant Peters who added 2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The Bulldogs 8th Graders played well and went in tied at half, but ran out of steam and fell to Northside 56-40.Travis Lecher led in scoring with 12. Cole Werner 9, Eli Pierson 8. Zach Wade and Ean Loichinger both had 4. Brady Hornberger had a couple free throws to finish with 2.The Dogs will be back in action in the Cross-town shootout December 27th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.