Justin Vernon moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter. Tailing from the swirling breakup of his long time band, he escaped to the property and surrounded himself with simple work, quiet, and space. All of his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss and guilt that had been stock piled over the course of the past six years, was suddenly purged into the form of song. The end result is, For Emma, Forever Ago, a nine-song album comprised of what's been dubbed a striking debut by critics and fans alike.
Bon Iver's self-titled sophomore album, Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for "good winter" and spelled wrong on purpose) won Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Bon Iver was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year (Holocene).
Bon Iver plays a 45R and a Cadete.