But Robbie played five or six songs that were in various stages of production. I was in Los Angeles last year, doing press for my latest album, Earthtones. Cohn—“This is a beautiful venue. For those who haven’t heard the new Robbie Robertson record, don’t worry. These are your parentsâ newest favorite homespun songs â Dawes or Wilco with a splash of sunlight and a pina colada.Â. Nov 12, 2019 . It was out of the blue. Bahamasâ newest LP. (a single tear rolls out from under our summer toque) on drums and More and more, I’m seeking out people like that to work with. years. Christine Bougie on guitar. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Neither has Afie Jurvanen – and he played guitar and sang on it. I want to be working with guys who are 30, you know? Jurvanen wears his cheesiness like a suit of armor and largely succeeds, delivering an album that is overflowing with sincerity, wholesomeness and charming, albeit familiar, songs. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. This latest release doesnât reinvent the wheel, choosing instead to coast on Jurvanenâs slowly maturing sound while offering earnest reflections on life since his career took off. Street) solo to the Carleton as a duo, landing last night the Cohn as , Bahamas at the 2010 Wolfe Island Music Festival, Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo, "Afie Jurvanen reinvents himself as Bahamas", "Music artist Bahamas grows into his adopted name", https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/city-colour-3/, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, "Exclaim! He worked with a variety of musicians that includes The Lumineers, City and Colour, Feist, Howie Beck, Jason Collett, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station, and Zeus. Jurvanen is one of the best live performers in the On the surface, Sad Hunk is every bit as aesthetically uncool and corny as so many of its dad-rock peers, yet there are genuinely endearing moments in ample supply that lend it an almost bulletproof quality. clever solos are not just a wank, a look-what-I-can-shred showcase, , Jurvanen released his fourth album, Earthtones on January 19, 2018. with Bowie’s “Five Years,” disappearing into the dark as her last While Jurvanen reaches for classic blues, folk and country rock elements, he blends them together in a way that feels both authentic and fun. The albumâs emotional moments work just as well. He's a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie--a working class town in rural Ontario. Afie Jurvanen is feeling older. He won the awards in both categories. , addresses his transition into middle age with a dorky yet self-aware smile (and an equally hilarious mustache). He worked with a variety of musicians that includes The Lumineers, City and Colour, Feist, Howie Beck, Jason Collett, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station, and Zeus. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. 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Nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 2019 Grammy Awards, Earthtones won Adult Alternative Album Of The Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards. Basically, he liked the way I made my own albums and my guitar work and the way I did the vocals with Felicity.  Bahamas Is Afie received a nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year At the Juno Awards of 2015, and Jurvanen received nomination for Songwriter of the Year for "All the Time", "Bitter Memories" and "Stronger Than That". That means: Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Use desktop site by default. He was referencing YouTube videos that he had watched and was asking questions about how I approached my arrangements. Mobile site. country, so laid-back and wry, like Jim Halpert with a guitar. Cool or not, can you really blame him for trying?  He won the awards in both categories. I didn’t record any lead guitar parts. On the surface. Contact him at [email protected]. Pervs). We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond. sad jams (minus an in-progress joke song by her band Creep and the Jurvanen’s guitar face is his Jurvanen had never met Robertson before, but he knew he was getting an offer he could not refuse. If you somehow couldnât tell from Bahamasâ laid-back music, which sounds like pure California-coastal folk rock by way of Canada, Jurvanen seems to have all the time in the world.Â. I was busy though. , Jurvanen lived in The Junction neighborhood of Toronto with his wife and two children, until December 2018 when they relocated to Nova Scotia. At its worst, the album is as sappy yet unaffecting as many of Jurvanenâs Brushfire Records labelmates, which makes total sense considering his boss is none other than Jack Johnson.Â. July 23, 2015  The album received nomination at the 2013 Juno Awards for the Adult Alternative Album of the Year. ... Nova Scotia - where to eat, what to do, places to see, people to watch, opinions to read! mind, any Springsteen-loving dude in a rock band—Jurvanen’s jaunty, “Never Again” and set closer “All the Time.”. 666 Sure Things happening this Halloweekend, Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from Oct 22-28, Halifax Pop Explosion's 28th festival should be starting tonight. However, its sound i... You can truly get the best of both worlds with the music of Bahamas. But he isn’t so much a descendent of her tree, as he’s cultivated from the loam of Canadian folk, ... Show review: Rebecca Thomas and Symphony Nova Scotia reach farther together. Afie Jurvanen is feeling older. He took a pause to appreciate the If you somehow couldnât tell from Bahamasâ laid-back music, which sounds like pure California-coastal folk rock by way of Canada, Jurvanen seems to have.  He is of Finnish ancestry. It wasn’t clear to me. We got a phone call, asking if we’d like to come by Robbie Robertson’s studio. He didn’t seem to me to really care about the scene. So, we met. I still didn’t know what I was doing there. The, felt fresh yet strangely recognizable, as if he was telling you words that you already knew yet never managed to hear aloud.Â, On âCanât Complain,â he lays his cards on the table, revealing the nature of his music: â, From some old refrain/ Take whatâs already been done/ Find some new way to get the song sung.â Songs across. But his chosen epithet is fitting. For those who haven’t heard the new Robbie Robertson record, don’t worry. Bahamas Is Afie received a nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year At the Juno Awards of 2015, and Jurvanen received nomination for Songwriter of the Year for "All the Time", "Bitter Memories" and "Stronger Than That". Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Tag Archives: Afie Jurvanen Concert Thoughts & Shots // Bahamas w/ The Barr Brothers @ Halifax Jazz Festival – 11.07.19. All rights reserved. Eventually he got around to playing me a bunch of his own music. I didn’t really have any time. It’s an energy I want to be around, because that’s where I want to be when I’m 60 or 70 years old. » Reviews. when I took your heart apart”) from her most recent album In My Afie Jurvanen, known by his stage name Bahamas, is a Canadian musician born in Toronto but now lives in Nova Scotia. And when he forgoes all additional instruments during the albumâs entirely acoustic half-time âHalf Your Love,â itâs wholly intimate, humble and convincing. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. Despite his change in … , Jurvanen released his second album, Barchords on February 7, 2012. Full Disclaimer. But he’s still involved. The album, Sinematic, was inspired in part by the film-score work Robertson was doing for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming Netflix mob drama, The Irishman, with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
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