Bon Iver Sits Down with Colbert

June 25th, 2011
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Dedicating this week to his own summer concert series, Stephen Colbert kicked off this musical event with the appearance of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on Monday night’s show.

Vernon spoke with Colbert about various comical topics, including his college major and minor, the correct pronunciation of “Bon Iver” and how it’s not short for ‘Bonathan,” and the fact Vernon is the only artist to have a stage name less pretentious than his real name (Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon), as well as performing “Calgary”, from his self-titled sophomore LP.

Cleverly titled StePhest Colbchella, Colbert’s concert series promises to also feature Florence and the Machine and Talib Keweli as well as multiple segments involving Jack White.

Check out some videos from Vernon’s appearance below:

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