Afie Jurvanen a.k.a. Bahamas returns to Barrie this month. The Finnish-Canadian was raised in Barrie and currently calls Toronto home.

The concert is in honour of his latest record, ‘Earthtones.’. He has been making music and touring the world under the name Bahamas since 2009.

Earthtones features songs about having success, having kids, and having depression. He wrote songs about going on tour, going back in time and going in circles. Look for some songs about family members too.

He said it’s a very positive album about having a joie de vivre for the joys of life.

Jurvanen grew up in Barrie and some of his family still lives here. He attended St. Joan of Arc High School, then St. Peter’s Secondary School and was into sports – until he figured out if he broke his hand, he wouldn’t be able to play the guitar. Music was more important. He credits his friends and peers for his initial interest in music and the guitar.

Special guest for the concert is Ben Rogers, a British Columbia-based songwriter recently signed to Dallas Green’s Still Records. He has two solo albums to his credit: The Bloodred Yonder (2015) and Lost Stories: Volume One, released in 2013.

Catch it at Mavrick’s Music Hall in Barrie Friday, March 22 at 9 p.m. For tickets, visit



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