Bon Iver is not a person

Justin Vernon is the voice and artistic creator of Bon Iver.  The band and concept is his vision and he alone accepted the best new artist Grammy a couple of weeks ago, but Bon Iver is a band and Justin Vernon is a person.  Jethro Tull is also not a person, but that is a different post.  I had the opportunity to photograph Bon Iver at the Fox Theater in September of 2009, and it was an incredible show.  I was not familiar with the band at the time and their album For Emma, Forever Ago turned an obscure singer songwriter from Eau Claire, Wisconsin with an incredible falsetto into a national phenomenon. Since the Grammy win I have heard many people refer to Justin Vernon as Bon Iver and Bon Iver as a he and it just is not so.  This is a band and a pretty good one at that.  I met them briefly before the Fox Theater show and had two minutes to take a mediocre backstage group shot, they never turn out very well, but it is a fine memory of a great show and a moment in time before this very talented group blew up.

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3 thoughts on “Bon Iver is not a person

  1. The picture of the four guys is just PERFECT! Of course I am biased because I’m Justin’s mom but still . . . ..it is such a great reflection of them all at that moment in time! Thank you!

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