As one half of garage duo, The Shouting Matches, a band he’s been playing in on the low with fellow Eau Claire-native/Peter Wolf Crier drummer, Brian Moen. One of the most satisfying stretches of any Bon Iver show now is when Vernon and crew turn “Blood Bank” into a Neil Young-like burn, feedback and fire for miles. It’s awesome because it highlights the fact that he can wail, that he’s not just a dude with an acoustic guitar and sad songs to sing. Watch what he does to Son House’s “Death Letter” above. It’s outrageous.
See Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Play The Blues
POSTED June 7, 2010 10:53AM IN THE TRIPWIRE