EP 178 | Bahamas


This is, I believe, the 4th interview I’ve had the pleasure of doing with Afie Jurvanen!

From the very first listen I heard a unique and gifted singer and songwriter.

Blessed with a voice that is like no other and a great personality that allows him to make fun of himself – in song.

Ah but what songs.

Get prepared to love the songs you love -even more.  Imagine the confidence it takes to create music with some of the world’s best musicians but doing it long distance in separate studios.

Best of all this is just Volume 1.  The rest of these sessions may set my hair on fire.

Afie takes us through several tracks. How they got recorded and best of all his place in today’s music.


Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen) is currently in New York City  on his American Sad and Solo Tour and Friday Oct 8 he released highlights from his celebrated Live To Tape studio collaboration series in the form of digital EPs and a special vinyl edition.
The first digital EP, Live To Tape, Volume Ihighlights the Nashville sessions. Featuring performances with Grammy Award winners The 400 Unit, and The Secret Sisters backed by legendary Nashville musicians Gene Chrisman (Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson), and Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves, Glen Campbell).

Created during the pandemic, Live To Tape captures Bahamas performing in-studio from Halifax, Nova Scotia with acclaimed artists performing remotely from studios in Nashville, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Perth, Toronto, and other locations. Other collaborations with Bahamas include Lucius, Australia’s Teskey BrothersMadison CunninghamGreensky Bluegrass, members of Dawes along with revered session musicians such as Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Gus Seyffert (Beck, Adele), Joey Waronker (REM, Atoms for Peace), Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan), Russ Kunkel (Joni Mitchell, John Lennon) and many more.
The Globe and Mail have called Bahamas an unassuming giant” of Canadian music, averaging over 3.5 million regular monthly listens on Spotify alone, with more than half a billion streams to date.

His most recent release Sad Hunk received the 2021 JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. A seven-time JUNO nominee, Jurvanen also received this accolade for Bahamas Is Afie in 2015, when he was also named Songwriter Of The Year.

“I Got You Babe” by BAHAMAS & The 400 UNIT []

Mulligan Stew Oct 9th 2021-Two new albums from two familiar guests David GoGo (Silver Cup) and Bahamas /Afie Jurvanen (Live to Tape Vol 1)


David GoGo releases Silver Cup Friday. Produced by Steve Mariner up on GoGo Mountain above Nanaimo.

Acoustic blues..a lot less electric guitar and more early blues sound.

I LIKE it.

Dave joins us from the front porch of The Ranch.

Afie Jurvanen – stage name Bahamas – continues to seriously raise his profile.

Saturday night be will be headlining Webster Hall in NYC as part of his So Sad Tour and he’ll be sitting down with me to talk about Live to Tape Vol 1.

If you haven’t seen his YouTube videos – do check them out.

He based himself in his studio in Halifax and then dialed in rhythm sections in LA and Nashville and more.

He’s reimagining his songs with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) Nathan East (Everybody including Clapton)  Jason Isbell’s The 400 unit – Dawes..lots more

And this is VOL 1…lots more to come.

We also salute the birthdays of John Lennon and Jackson Browne

The complete Bahamas interview will drop right after the Stew finishes.

Details at

Happy Thanksgiving All



Mulligan Stew Oct 9 2021 Guests – David GoGo and Bahamas
c’mon everybody Eddie Cochran Greatest Hits
Coming Up David GoGo Interview
Can’t you see what you’re doing to me Colin James Open Road
Lavitory Lil (live stream) Jann Arden Lavitory Lil Live
You don’t miss your water (til your well runs dry) William Bell Stax 50 years
Waiting for the World to change John Mayer 2006 Continuum
You really got a hold of me The Miracles Hitsville Happy Thanksgiving
Troubles a coming The Rolling Stones single from Tattoo You Reissue – rarities CD
Bleach Blonde Blues Larkin Poe Venom and Faith
Wasted Days John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen Wasted Days Coming UP – David GoGo Silver Cup Album
Farmer John Los Lobos Native Sons
David GoGo Interview with TDMulligan
Silver Cup David GoGo Silver Cup
David GoGo Interview
Some things never change David GoGo Silver Cup
David GoGo Interview with TDMulligan
Takes a lot to laugh. Takes a train to cry David GoGo Silver Cup
David GoGo Interview
Blues for dollface David GoGo Silver Cup Next – In Hour Two – Bahamas Interview Year 26
Reelin in the years (live) Steely Dan Alive in America
Wysteria Lane Goose Night Lights
Wheat Kings The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
In and out of love The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer A real fine mess
Coming UP – Bahamas
Watching the wheels John Lennon Double Fantasy
Still looking for something Jackson Browne Downhill from everywhere
The complete Bahamas interview – MulliganStew Podcast Subscribe on Spotify. Google Play. Apple Podcasts
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview
I got you babe Bahamas Live to Tape Vol 1
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview The complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast right after show
Half your love Bahamas Live to Tape Vol 1
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview The complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast right after show
Trick to being happy Bahamas Live to Tape Vol 1
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview
Little record girl Bahamas Live to Tape Vol 1
Happy Thanksgiving ALL The complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast right after show
Not cool anymore Bahamas Live to Tape Vol 1


EP 127 | Afie Jurvanen/ Bahamas


“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

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



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)


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
Days gone by Van Morrison 3 chords and The Truth
This is The Stew with TDM Special Guest – Bahamas
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
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 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 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

December 5th 2015- 2 guests…BAHAMAS-Afie Jurvanen & Andy White


Two very special guests today
In Hour One – Bahamas – also known as Afie Jurvanen.  He so didn’t like his name and the way people mispronounced it – at 5 he asked his Mother if he could change his name to KEVIN!!
Afie Jurvanen is the  Canadian guitarist- singer/songwriter who  distinguished himself as a sideman in the band of Leslie Feist.
When he started his own solo career he took the stage name Bahamas because people could say and remember that.
His first two albums 2009’s Pink Strat and 2012’s Barchords  were critical successes, and best of all  Jurvanen is signed to Brushfire Records, the American boutique label run by Jack Johnson who knows talent when he hears it.
His latest LP Afie is Bahamas is filled with catchy songs and wonderful turns of phrase.
He showed up at the Roundhouse Radio studios in Vancouver with his wife and their  baby in a Stoller.
Josie (thee dog) and I welcomed them.
Our second guest in hour two is Andy White.
Born in Belfast as “the troubles” unfolded..he credits his Liberal upbringing with not getting pulled into the nasty religious battles.
He grew up with Belfasts rocking punk scene..he talks about The Clash and all the great bands.
Picked up a guitar and off he went..
To Dublin where he begasn to get noticed.
Shared a house and stages with Liam O’Manley (Hot House Flowers) Tim Finn ..they formed a band called ALT.
But its here and now we talk about .  He has a very good album called How Things Are.
Touches of Lennon (there’s a song he does called Lennon)
We talk about Steven Fearing his partner in Fearing and White.
So..its Andy White in studio with me at Roundhouse Radio conversation and performance.
I really like the man and his music. I think it shows.


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Tower of Song (live) Leonard Cohen Live in London
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Mulligan Stew – celebrating 20 years Playlist
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Stronger than that Bahamas Afie is Bahamas
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Little Record Girl Bahamas Afie is Bahamas
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Buckets of Rain The Wood Brothers Loaded
Mulligan Stew – celebrating 20 years Your Host Terry David Mulligan playlist
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Green Onions Rou Buchanan Sweet Dreams – The Anthology
Ai Du Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu
Mulligan Stew – celebrating 20 years Andy White in 10 minutes
Getaway Car Ron Sexsmith Carosel One
New used car Sue Foley New used car
Mulligan Stew – celebrating 20 years Your Host Terry David Mulligan
Andy White Interview
In studio performance andy white
Andy White Interview
you got me at hello andy white How things are
Andy White Interview
andy white performance Lennon from how things are
Mulligan Stew – celebrating 20 years TDM Next week – Christmas tunes
Separation Street andy white How things are