Saturday night Justin Vernon of Bon Iver sat down and talked with New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones at Stage 37. The event, part of this year’s New Yorker Festival, basically consisted of Sasha interviewing Justin about the singer’s home state of Wisconsin where he recorded For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007, followed by a brief four song acoustic set. It was a really tender, intimate performance, and given that Vernon confirmed at the show multiple times that Bon Iver was taking a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time, a certain cathartic overtone prevailed throughout the evening.
I can’t be sure, but at the show he said this song was called “Michican’t,” although I can’t seem to find any reference to that title online. Oh well. He boldly pronounced that he “will never play this song again,” so luckily someone in the audience was taping and has put it up on YouTube.
Justin Vernon – Michican’t (Live):