Got an email from State Media with their updated concert announcements and I literally gasped aloud when I saw that Bon Iver (the moniker of Wisconsin singer/songwriter Justin Vernon) will be making his way down to FLA before hitting Bonarroo, and will play State Theatre Wednesday, June 10. Bon Iver's stunning, austerely beautiful For Emma Forever Ago was No. 2 on my top 10 album of '08 list, Vernon a vocalist who takes your breathe away with his delicate, soulful falsetto.
Of course, as these things go, I won't actually be in town to see the show (and yes, realizing that did make me cry a tiny tear of ultimate sadness). But if you, dear readers, happen to be around, this is a musician you sure as hell don't want to miss.
Here he is performing "Flume" in the studios of 89.3-FM The Current.