Eau Claire Musician Nominated for Third Grammy Award

Justin Vernon, Band Bon Iver Taking A More Electronic Approach In Latest Album

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performs at Radio City Music Hall in 2012 in New York. Dario Cantatore/AP Photo

An Eau Claire musician and producer has just been nominated for the Grammy Award for best Alternative Album for the second time in five years.

Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver are no stranger to the northwoods of Wisconsin. In fact, most of their album “22, A Million” was recorded and produced at Vernon’s studio in Fall Creek, just south of Eau Claire. The title track and much of the rest of the album is an electronic departure for Bon Iver, which won acclaim for more acoustic albums such as “For Emma, Forever Ago” in 2008 and the self-titled Bon Iver in 2011.

Vernon and Bon Iver won two Grammy Awards in 2011 for best new artist and best alternative album. Album “22, A Million” has also been nominated for best alternative album of 2016. It’s up against albums from artists Radiohead, PJ Harvey and the late David Bowie.

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The album “22, A Million” has also been nominated for Best Recording Package.

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