Afie Jurvanen

EP 127 | Afie Jurvanen/ Bahamas

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“I have music; I have a family, a house, a barbecue. I’ve got pants and a
hoodie, I got all kinds of whatever,” he says. “So that’s what I am
struggling with, this deeply internal thing. What are we doing here? We’re
just here on this rock for such a short time, and then we die.”

Afie Jurvanen’s  comments from  an article in American Songwriter

Afie Jurvanen is the creative spirit behind the artist known as Bahamas.

Afie has just released his fifth album – Sad Hunk

In Sad Hunk he writes and sings about – Forgiveness, dreams. belief, making
a living, family dynamics, cool/not cool,

Afie and his family moved from Ontario to Halifax and it’s reflected in his
spare, settled narration.

And music? His fans are going to love these tunes and it will win over
non-believers.

He’s the real deal..a Juno winning  singer/songwriter who’ll be back at the
podium for next year’s awards.

Enjoy this Zoom interview with the funny and very direct Afie/Bahamas.


 

 

Mulligan Stew Oct 10th 2020- Afie Jurvanen/Bahamas

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Here s the deal…
Early on Afie Jurvanen decided if he was going to make music – his name was
going to get in the way.

So he inherited  a character name – Bahamas – because everyone knew that
name and how to say it.

As of Friday Afie is now 5 albums into a very successful career.

At about the halfway point in this interview, Afie says something that
really stops me.

He basically says

“I try and work with people who are a  little out of my league. So I have
to work a little bit harder and faster.”

Just for the record – Afie has worked with

The Lumineers, Feist, Howie Beck. , Jason Collett, Jack  Johnson, Robbie
Robertson and more.

The album is called Sad Hunk. The cover is a shot of Afie as if he were a
80’s crooner.

I love his view of himself…it shows in the songs and lyrics.

And his sound is unique to himself. Close harmonies have a horn section
feel them.  With a layer of funk beneath the wordplay.

The complete Zoom interview can be heard and seen at MulliganStew Podcast

(Spotify., Google Play. Apple Podcast)

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew October 10 2020
This is The Stew with TDM Bahamas is our special guest
Mind Eraser Black Keys El Camino
Long Tall Texan Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman The road to Ensenada
Favourite daughter Jenn Grant Love, Inevitable
Cadillac Walk Boz Scaggs Memphis
www.rivercafe.com www.deanehouse.com
Days gone by Van Morrison 3 chords and The Truth
This is The Stew with TDM Special Guest – Bahamas www.mulliganstew.ca
Don’t worry baby (live) Billy Joel My Lives
Don’t be denied Norah Jones Spotify Singles
Mexican Home John Prine Sweet Revenge
Colour of the Blues John Prine and Susan Tedeschi For better or for worse
Mulligan Stew Happy Birthday John Prine
Steve Dawson and Jim Byrnes One Life Episodes on Music Makers and Soul Shakers Podcast
NEXT – Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas www.mulliganstew.ca
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Own Alone Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Done do me no good Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Fair Share Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview Complete Zoom Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Half your Love Bahamas Sad Hunk
Wisdom of the World Bahamas Sad Hunk
www.mulliganstew.ca Complete Zoom Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Black and blue The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer A real fine mess
Medicine Hat Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this town
Won’t change the World Barney Bentall and Jim Cuddy The drifter and the preacher
When I call your name The Bros Landreth and Mariel Buckley Something New. Something Blue
www.coyotesbanff.com Reservations are recommended
Running scared (Desert Song) The Strumbellas Rattlesnake
Compared to what John Legend and The Roots Wake Up
Cathedral Eddie van Halen Diver Down