Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from rural Ontario. But since 2009 he’s been writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles.
Join this multi-JUNO and Polaris Music Prize nominee as he brings in a little bit of the Caribbean direct from Canada.
His new album, Bahamas is Afie, is the next step in the evolution of Jurvanen's songcraft, guitar mastery, and melodic pop hooks – great arrangements of strings, brass, winds, orchestral percussion and chamber choruses that transport the listener from moving seas, to a search for strength, to a place of resolve and comfort.
“A masterpiece and my favorite for album of the year.” (Paste)
Afie Jurvanen, known by his stage name Bahamas, is a Canadian musician born in Toronto. Jurvanen is self-taught on guitar and has worked with such musicians as Feist, Howie Beck, Jason Collett, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station, and Zeus.
Jurvanen recorded his debut album, Pink Strat, in a cabin in rural Ontario in 2008. It was released under the name Bahamas in 2009 and subsequently nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo.
Bahamas - "All The Time"
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"Bahamas Is Afie demonstrates a powerful agility and musical literacy on Jurvanen’s part, and its powers of seduction lie in how easy he makes it all look." (Consequence of Sound) - View article
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