Tuesday, February 9, 2010

IDOW 2010:: Bahamas & John K. Samson

In The Dead of Winter
You'll have to forgive me, as I'm still kind of reeling from the Saints improbable & miraculous wining of Super Bowl 44 on Sunday night. As such, I don't have a formal post for you today, so I thought I'd give you a bit of a Tuesday treat by posting a few songs from Bahamas & John K. Samson that I captured during their show at last month's In The Dead of Winter festival.

I wish I had more songs, or rather, more songs in better quality, but hey, for free.99, it's not a bad deal. I actually wish I had some video of yer man Afie "Bahamas" Jurvanen doing a few songs, because he's quite a character. At first I thought he was un-impressed with the whole "playing solo in a church" setup, but I realized after a few songs that he's just a bit out there, and also quite funny. His set was a big hit though, and it made me go back to his album afterwards for some repeated listens.

John K. Samson on the other hand, is also pretty funny, but what he is mainly is an accomplished musician, with a literary style that few can match. Samson went so far as to re-write lyrics to a famous hymnal, and place them in a number of the hymnbooks in the pews. He also mounted the impressive St. Pat's pulpit to give an appropriate version of Elegy For Gump Worsley.

It was a great evening, well worth braving the snowy evening that made the festival's name ring very true, so enjoy the songs.

MP3:: Bahamas - Southern Drawl

MP3:: Bahamas - What's Worse

MP3:: John K. Samson - Cruise Night

MP3:: John K. Samson - Utilities

MP3:: John K. Samson - One Great City

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