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Butch and Bon

Adele may be making the most headlines for her six Grammy wins, but Wisconsin also received some kudos last night.

When the Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl took the stage to accept Best Rock Performance, Madison’s very own Butch Vig was at his side as the producer.  What makes this album amazing is the way it was made.  Butch and Dave went old school when it came to producing Wasting Light.  It was made in Dave’s garage.  Granted his garage is probably a lot nicer than yours or mine, but it was an all analog production with the edits being made by literally cutting recording tape and pasting it back together.  Dave gave a great speech and was sure to thank Butch for making it all possible.





The Wisconsin other treat at the Grammy Awards came from Justin Vernon who goes by the stage name Bon Iver.  He won for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.  He literally gave a shout-out to Eau Claire, when accepting the award for Best New Artist.  I wonder how many times Eau Claire has been mentioned on the Grammy stage?  I’d guess never.   I especially liked Bon Iver’s speech because he recognized all the musicians who deserve to be on the big stage, but will most likely never get the chance.





This proves Wisconsin is more than just cheese curds and the Green Bay Packers.




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