Nothing Better Than A Cold Beer and Bahamas To Relax At The Ohana Fest Afie Jurvanen's Bahamas Was The Perfect Mid Afternoon Soundtrack By The Beach
DANA POINT, CA-
“…With the sun reaching its apex in the Pacific sky, it was the perfect time to head on over to the bar to grab a cold one and just sprawl yourself out on the festival ground’s grassy knolls, and relax. The Ohana Fest provided the perfect soundtrack for this action: Bahamas.
The solo project of Toronto-based musician Afie Jurvanen, Bahamas plays the kind of indie pop/folk music that you just want to press play, close your eyes and chill to. Having released their fourth studio LP, Earthtones, earlier this year, Bahamas’ sound has become a little less meditative and slightly more playful for this album cycle, and that vibe definitely came through during this performance (most of their setlist consisted of songs from Earthtones).
While some of the music’s subject matter can be a little heavy, you’d probably never notice as you’d already be lost in the mellow sonics of it all. After all, “Opening Act” is essentially a song about self-doubt, but with all of the “Shooby Doobys”, no one could fault you from not noticing what Afie was actually singing about. Think Jack Johnson with more sophisticated musicality.
If I hadn’t been working the event, I probably would have had a beer in my hand, relaxing, and letting the sun tan me as I got a mellow buzz on. Their mid-afternoon set time couldn’t have been more perfect …”