This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Bahamas, the pseudonym for singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. Although Bahamas is far from being Bahamian (hint: Jurvanen hails from the non-Caribbean lands of Canada), his effortlessly beautiful folk will make you believe you're surrounded by sun and sand. Check out the interview below to hear more about Bahamas' new record, his Finnish-Canadian upbringing, and his views on identity and mainstream music. If you're a fan of warm, laid-back folk in the same vein as Jack Johnson, this interview and music are recommended for you.
Bahamas just released “Bahamas is Afie” this past August and will continue touring this fall. Although Bahamas isn't due to stop by West Virginia, you can check out his 2013 set in Charleston on Mountain Stage Radio Show and keep up with him on his website and Facebook. You can listen to Bahamas’ new music on Joni Deutsch’s “A Change of Tune” this Saturday at 10 PM EST on West Virginia Public Radio.