Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price & more celebrated NPR Music’s 10th anniversary (pics, videos)
NPR Music celebrated its 10th anniversary with a concert and party at DC’s 9:30 Club on Saturday (12/2). The lineup wasn’t announced beforehand, but NPR contributors like Bob Boilen would come out and introduce each performer with clues about who they were. They’d say something like, “This next guy you may have heard of… he’s from Wisconsin,” and everyone would go nuts as they’d start to figure them out. The guy from Wisconsin is question was Bon Iver, and other musicians included Jeff Tweedy with Kronos Quartet, Robert Glasper with Bilal, Black Thought, Margo Price, Tank and the Bangas, Gaby Moreno and still more. You can check out a bunch of pictures and videos from the show, including a pic of the program for the night with all performers listed, below.
#nprmusic10 – the largest gathering of music nerds to date and the night i lost any sense of dignity after 4 drinks and 7 surprise @tinydesk concerts. pure magic. i am still losing my mind so here are too many pictures no one asked for. h/t superb gift giver @oliviaraisner . pictured: @boniver doing acoustic skinny love, Jeff Tweedy of @wilco doing whatever the hell he wants, @tankandthebangas covering @anderson._paak (YEP!!!), Gaby Moreno covering David Bowie, and then Bon Iver laughing about cheese curds. oh also @theroots made an appearance. goodnight.
This is Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, aka "Who the fuck is Bonny Bear?". He sold out The Anthem Friday night and surprised the 9:30 Club crowd last night with a small performance. Fun fact: I was turned down for a photo pass at his Merriweather show cause he has a tour photographer. Guess I got lucky this time around. (Photo for @chunkyglasses)
Justin Vernon, one of the surprise guests at the NPR Music 10th Anniversary celebration. Our show with Bon Iver at #SXSW in 2008 was one of our very first events. (It’s still online). For our anniversary he performed ‘Skinny Love’ much to the delight of all as well as ‘Heavenly Father’ and the late Leon Russell’s ‘Song for You’. We will roll out video of many of these performance at NPR Music all week long. #nprmusic10 #concertphotography