Eau Claire’s Bon Iver Wins Two Grammy Awards

Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:46 am

A band that got it’s start in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, had a big night at the 54th annual Grammy Awards last night.

Bon Iver can now call itself a Grammy award winning band. They won two Grammy awards. They beat out the likes of Nicki Minaj and the Band Perry for the best new artist of the year award. They also won best alternative music album for their self-titled album, Bon Iver Bon Iver.

Bon Iver was founded by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon. Vernon thanked family, friends, bands he’s toured with, and the city of Eau Claire during his acceptance speech.

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