The Midwest’s profound impact on Justin Vernon’s music, specifically his work as Bon Iver, has been well documented. Red Wing Shoes got Vernon to give a tour of his hometown Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a beautifully shot video. In the video, we see Vernon discuss how growing up in Eau Claire shaped his musical upbringing. He also talks about wanting to make his April Base Studios a sustainable home for the arts community there, which he explains as the reason he’s so committed to staying in the Midwest. Could this indicate another possible music hibernation that results in a new album? We can only hope.