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After a slight hiccup at the start of their winter tour, this week Spafford officially hit the road across the United States. However – like many who enjoyed Jam Cruise 17 – the band is still reminiscing on the six-day seafaring festival.

To help quell the nostalgia, the quartet have shared a new, HD video from their pool deck set on Jam Cruise, showcasing their collaboration with wunderkind Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on their original “America.”

Over the 13-plus minute jam you may notice Spafford’s coordinated clothing. Donning visors, fanny packs and Jam Cruise windbreakers, the band played into the evening’s theme of “Around The World.”

Check out Spafford’s “America” with Taz, and Relix‘s full Jam Cruise coverage below:

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Day 1: Jam Cruise 17 Sets Sail with Performances by Umphrey’s McGee, Leftover Salmon and More

Day 2: Khruangbin, Southern Avenue, Kamasi Washington and More

Day 3: Jam Cruise 17 Showcases Supergroups with Sets by Dragon Smoke, The Cleaners, Hot Tuna + Steve Kimock and More

Day 4: Galactic, Leftover Salmon and TAUK Jam in Mexico

Day 5: George Porter Jr. Gets Funky, Andy Frasco Gets Rowdy and The Motet Fight The Rain

Day 6: Melvin Seals’ Grateful Gospel, Jennifer Hartswick’s Super Jam and Spafford’s Lunar Eclipse