April 27, 2011

every night when i lay you down

Bahamas is the musical name of Afie Jurvanen, and I fell for the sweetly anachronistic tint to this performance that could have been pulled out of a night that happened two generations ago. It’s M. Ward’s slow-burn warmth meets the swaggery drawl of Jason Collett.

Hockey Teeth (live on Southern Souls) – Bahamas

His bluesy, understated album Pink Strat is out now on Brushfire Records, and features both Leslie Feist (he was her guitarist, she sings on two tracks) and members of the Great Lake Swimmers. Cover love! Feist is fond of covering his “Sunshine Blues,” and the album closes with this cover of Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” — also where he took his band name from.

“Maybe she’s in the Bahamas…”

Whole Wide World (Wreckless Eric) – Bahamas

w/ Noah & The Whale

May 24 – San Deigo Women’s Club, San Diego, CA
May 25 – El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
May 26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
May 27 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
May 29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 31 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
June 2 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
June 3 – The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
June 4 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
June 6 – Santa Fe Brewing Co. – Santa Fe, NM
June 8 – The Parish – Austin, TX
June 9 – The Parish – Austin, TX
June 10 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
June 11 – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX
June 13 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
June 15 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
June 16 – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC
June 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
June 18 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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  • My computer’s speakers aren’t working right now, but I’m really looking forward to listening to all of this — I haven’t been Fitzgerald’s (the Houston venue) in years & have recently been looking for an excuse to go. (=

    Faith — April 28, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

  • Can I tell you how much I love that Wreckless Eric song? Hadn’t heard of Bahamas…love the tie in to the song.

    Tricia — April 28, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

  • He sounds so much like Josh Ritter. No wonder why you like it (I do too).

    Katie — April 29, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

  • I can never hear “Whole Wide World” anymore without thinking of Will Ferrell singing to Maggie Gyllenhaal in Stranger Than Fiction. I’m a fan of under-stated, sweet Will Ferrell characters (as opposed to who he usually plays).


    Jessie — May 31, 2011 @ 4:08 am

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