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Blaudzun: Holland’s Answer to Bon Iver?

Exclusive performance and interview with the Netherlands acoustic rock/folk singer

 

By Alex Baker

 

Blaudzun is in fact Dutch singer-songwriter Johannes Sigmond, who after adopting the name of famed Danish Olympic cyclist Verner Blaudzun, began performing on the local music scene in Utrecht around 2007.

 

In the half decade or so since then,  Blaudzun has made something of a name for himself in the Netherlands; playing… Read More

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Bon Iver, Whiskey, and Charity? Yes Please

“The 1608,” Bon Iver’s custom whiskey barrel guitar

Love guitars, Bon Iver, whiskey and charity? So do we. This beautiful guitar pictured above, known simply as “The 1608″ was designed by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame.

 

Perhaps even better, the guitar was crafted almost entirely with white oak wood from authentic Bushmills Whiskey Barrels. But what really ties this beautiful instrument together are the bottle cap control knobs.

 

The guitar was just auctioned off on Ebay for $9,400 with proceeds from the sale of… Read More

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