Seeing Bon Iver is like watching an orchestra play, full, lush and many players.
Seeing them in 2008 was like watching a small trio make explosive sounds.
Dug up this old NPR audio recording of their 2008 SXSW gig. This was in the heat of my initial love for the band (also in the summer). Three piece band, no frills.
Listen to “Skinny Love” at the twelve minute point, Vernon just gives her.