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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you got me at hello andy white How things are
Andy White Interview
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