Bahamas makes first appearance at HJ&B

Bahamas_BiA_profile_photo_credit_ReynardLiNot the country, but the musician.  Afie Jurvanen, more commonly known as Bahamas, will be making his first appearance at the annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival on Wednesday Sept. 10. The Bahamas’ pit stop in the capital region will last a total of 16 hours and is a part of his “The Never Ending Tour Part 2” tour.

“I’m sure it’ll be a wonderful night. Forty-nine artists is certainly a lot to see in one day but I’ll try my best,“ said Jurvanen.

The Toronto musician is  signed to Bushfire Records, a label owned by award-winning recording artist Jack Johnson. Bahamas has been nominated for two Juno Awards for his second album Barchords including Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year back in 2013. His first album, Pink Strat, released in 2009 was nominated for both a Juno Award and a Polaris Music Prize. Bahamas just released his third album at the end of August titled Bahamas is Afie, and will be performing some of his new songs at the festival.

“I kind of think Like a Wind is a strong song. I’m quite happy with how it turned out.”

After Fredericton, Bahamas will hit the road making stops throughout Canada, the United States and parts of Europe until Nov. 30. He’s most excited for his stop in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“We’ve been fortunate to tour Europe several times. [We] always have a nice time,” said Lurvanen. “I lived in Copenhagen for a short stay so it’ll be nice to be back there.”

Bahamas will be presented through Shivering Songs, another music festival curated by folk-pop group The Olympic Symphonium. Tickets are $20. He will be performing on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 p.m. in the Bell Aliant Mojo Tent.


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