Bon Iver Covers Bonnie Raitt On Fallon

Written by May 24th, 2011 at 11:59 am

Just about everybody we know is a fan of Bonnie Raitt’s plaintive 1991 radio hit, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (co-written by former Cincinatti Bengal and country music artist Mike Reid.) It’s epic sadness and weary resignation are enough to give anyone pause, including Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who released the track as a B-Side to his latest single, “Calgary.” Vernon has already declared the Indigo Girls to be his favorite songwriters. We wonder what other Lilith Fair-appropriate artists are in his playlist.

Watch Vernon put his own spin on “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” with a snippet of Leon Russell’s “A Song For You” thrown in for good measure, on Jimmy Fallon below.

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