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Bahamas On World Cafe | March 6, 2012

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Bahamas is the indie-folk project of Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. His 2009 debut Pink Strat was nominated for a Juno Award and the Polaris Music Prize, and was well-reviewed for its honest, no-frills, airy love songs.

Jurvanen showcases his ability to communicate with only his guitar and voice on his second album, Barchords. Released last month, the record is another sparse, evocative set of love songs, written mostly while he was on tour with Feist. Though it expands his sound to include the occasional harmony, simple drumming and bits of bass, fans of Jurvanen's simplicity won't be overwhelmed; each song on Barchords centers on his sweetly melancholic strumming and singing. Hear Bahamas play live on this session of World Cafe with host David Dye.(link)


Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Jack Johnson "Flake" Brushfire Fairytales
Ben Howard "The Wolves" Every Kingdom
Paul Simon "Dazzling Blue" So Beautiful Or So What

((Bahamas "Be My Witness" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Bahamas "Lost In The Light" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bahamas "Caught Me Thinkin'" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bahamas "Be My Witness" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bahamas "Already Yours" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Bahamas "Last In The Light" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

The Shins "Simple Song" Port of Morrow
Tears For Fears "Head Over Heels" Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits '82-'92
The Black Keys "Run Right Back" El Camino
Strawberry Alarm Clock "Incense and Peppermints" Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era
Lissie "Games People Play" Covered Up With Flowers

((Bright Eyes "Four Winds" Cassadega))

Hour 2

Kathleen Edwards "Mint" Voyageur
Lee Fields & The Expressions "Faithful Man" Faithful Man
The Allman Brothers "Trouble No More" Beginnings
Heartless Bastards "Parted Ways" Arrow
Steve Winwood "Different Light" About Time

((Sarah Jarosz "The Tourist" Follow Me Down))

Carolina Chocolate Drops "Country Girl" Leaving Eden
Son Volt "The Picture" The Search
Best Coast "Boyfriend" Crazy For You
Sinead O'Connor "Old Lady" How About I Be Me (And You Be You)
Conor Oberst "Sausalito" Conor Oberst

((Kopecky Family Band "Stand Back" The Disaster))

Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" My Head Is An Animal
Great Lake Swimmers "Easy Come Easy Go" New Wild Everywhere
Sam Phillips "I Need Love" Martinis and Bikinis
The Head & The Heart "Down In The Valley" The Head & The Heart