10 Great Justin Vernon and Bon Iver Songs

10 Great Bon Iver songs
Justin Vernon has released four Bon Iver albums, each time taking folk music into new territories. Photo credit: Graham Tolbert and Crystal Quinn

On Labor Day, The Colorado Sound Presents Bon Iver with Sharon Van Etten at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre in Vail. As a primer for the show, we’ve compiled 10 great Bon Iver and Justin Vernon-related songs that chart his evolution, which is one of the more interesting in recent years. Over the past decade or so Vernon has been tireless in his pursuit of presenting folk music in all its varieties. From the sheer simplicity of 2008’s landmark, Forever For Emma Ago to this year’s album i, i – and his adventures with Kanye West – Vernon is always pushing the envelope in often beautiful ways.

Here are 10 of his finest songs so far. 

from For Emma, Forever Ago | 2008 


from Bon Iver | 2011


from 22, A Million

from I, I | 2019 

Repave (Volcano Choir) | 2013


Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten will also bring their show to Red Rocks, September 3. That show is sold out.