Bahamas Goes Country on New Album 'Bootcut'

Listen to the singles "Working on My Guitar," "Somebody Just Like Me" and "Second Time Around" now

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 11, 2023

Bahamas has gone classic country, as the Canadian singer-songwriter also known as Afie Jurvanen has announced Bootcut, due out September 15.

Jurvanen recorded the album at Nashville's Sound Emporium with producers Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Peach Pit) and Dan Knobler (Allison Russell, Lake Street Drive), using a band full of seasoned Nashville ringers. According to a press release, the album leans fully into country influences while also making room for "wit, bizarro guitar solos, and the ever-so-clever storytelling that filters time-honoured themes through a distinctly modern lens."

For a taste of the new sound, Bootcut tracks "Working on My Guitar," "Somebody Just Like Me" and "Second Time Around" are streaming. Hear those below, with the artist's previously announced tour schedule below that.

Bootcut is the follow-up to 2020's Sad Hunk. Read our Questionnaire interview with Jurvanen from that time.

Bahamas 2023 Tour Dates:

07/12 London, ON - Rock the Park Festival, Harris Park
07/27–31 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Music Festival
07/29 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar & Stage
08/11–13 Portland, ME - Guster's on the Ocean
08/13 Québec City, QC - Cigale
08/18 Louisville, KT - The Big Stomp
08/19–20 Vancouver, BC - Ambleside Music Festival
08/24–25 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre
09/19–23 Nashville, TN - AmericanaFest
09/22–24 Redondo Beach, CA - BeachLife Ranch     

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