As the studio follow-up to 2020’s Sad Hunk—an album beloved by the Juno Awards and Ted Lasso music supervisors alike—Bahamas’ sixth full-length, BOOTCUT, sees Afie Jurvanen emerge from the pandemic fog to fully embrace the joys of IRL interaction and the ability to travel freely once again. Produced by Grammy-Nominated Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Jack Johnson, Peach Pit) and Dan Knobler (Allison Russell, Rodney Crowell); BOOTCUT was recorded in Nashville’s Sound Emporium. It features Jurvanen backed by a veritable Murderer’s Row of Music City pros, including guitar legend (and current Eagle) Vince Gill, pedal-steel maestro Russ Pahl (Kenny Rogers, Don Williams, Kacey Musgraves), bassist Dave Roe (Sturgill Simpson, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash), harmonica player Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), bluegrass legend Sam Bush. So yes, you could call this Bahamas’ “country” album, full of songs rooted in familiar Nashville topics like love, death, and automotive vehicles, and topped with extra dollops of teary twang, mandolin-pluckin’, and saloon-door-swinging rhythm. But BOOTCUT isn’t simply a Bahamas interpretation of country music, it’s a country-music interpretation of Bahamas that puts a sepia-toned spin on Jurvanen’s signature moves using a genre-less blend of Americana, Bluegrass, and all that Bahamas has been known to embody: the funky finesse, the bizarro guitar solos that sound like they’re beaming in from Mars, and the ever-so-sly storytelling that filters timeless themes through a distinctly modern lens.

Past Shows


Oct
12
th
2023
First Avenue
Oct
12
th
2023
First Avenue

Bahamas

The Bootcut Tour
with Fortunate Ones
Oct
22
nd
2021
First Avenue
Oct
22
nd
2021
First Avenue

Bahamas

with Sam Weber
Mar
8
th
2018
Fine Line
Mar
8
th
2018
Fine Line

Bahamas

with The Weather Station
Oct
25
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Oct
25
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club

Bahamas

with The Weather Station
Nov
4
th
2012
Varsity Theater
Nov
4
th
2012
Varsity Theater

Milo Greene

with Bahamas
Sep
28
th
2012
Fine Line
Sep
28
th
2012
Fine Line

Michael Kiwanuka

with Bahamas and Yuna
Apr
4
th
2010
7th St Entry
Apr
4
th
2010
7th St Entry

Jason Collett

with Zeus and Bahamas

More Shows

Jul
14
th
7th St Entry

Prinze George

Dec
21
st
The Cedar Cultural Center

Michael Kosta

Aug
4
th
Turf Club

Magic Sword

Jul
8
th
7th St Entry

Fiddlehead

with Graham Hunt