Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the primary songwriter and frontman of indie folk band Bon Iver. Known for his distinct falsetto voice, he is also a member of the bands Volcano Choir, Big Red Machine, The Shouting Matches, and Gayngs. He was previously a member of the now-defunct band DeYarmond Edison. Vernon has received widespread acclaim for his work, predominantly with Bon Iver.
|Birth name||Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon|
|Born||April 30, 1981, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Genres||Indie rock, folk, baroque pop, folktronica, electronic|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo, bass, drums, percussion, piano|
|Associated acts||Bon Iver, Taylor Swift, DeYarmond Edison, Volcano Choir, Gayngs, Megafaun, Big Red Machine, Kanye West, Colin Stetson, Jason Feathers, James Blake, The National, The Staves, P.O.S, The Rosebuds, Field Report, Poliça, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Anaïs Mitchell, Francis and the Lights, Eminem, The Japanese House|
Singer-songwriter best known as frontman for the indie folk band Bon Iver. He also worked with Volcano Choir and Gayngs.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and studied in Ireland for a semester. His first album with Bon Iver, 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, was an international hit.
He won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album in 2012.
He was born to Gil and Justine Vernon and raised with his brother Nate Vernon. He was in a relationship with Kathleen Edwards, but they eventually broke up.
He told Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report that his major in college was religious studies, while his minor was in women's studies, because he wasn't ready at that point to study music.
Bon Iver members. Countertenors. Songwriters from Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire alumni. Singers from Wisconsin. American folk guitarists