In a one off visit to Brighton Festival, Bon Iver performs tracks from his hugely acclaimed album For Emma, Forever Ago.
Bon Iver is the nom de guerre of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, whose solo debut was, for many, the discovery of 2008, including Rough Trade and Observer Music Magazine who awarded it top spot in their Albums of the Year. Following the break-up of his band, Vernon retreated, like a latter-day Thoreau, to an isolated cabin in the backwoods of North East Wisconsin. From this self-imposed exile, he chopped wood, shovelled snow and dreamed up a suite of songs as bleak and beautiful as his own snowbound Walden. A captivating live experience.
Rolf Klausener's Canadian pop-folk collective The Acorn effortlessly marries modern and traditional forms to create an almost cinematic
musical narrative. Armed with heart drums, gut strings, ukuleles, marimbas and sublime song-writing, their UK debut Glory Hope Mountain was a moving document of longing, hope and redemption.
Added by jnicho02 on March 10, 2009