May 242011

Every time Jimmy Fallon brings a left-field cover to Late Night (which happens plenty), we’re impressed. This time, though…wow. It’s Bon Iver performing Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” which he releases as the b-side to his “Calgary” single next month.

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon blends in chunks of Raitt’s “Nick of Time” and Leon Russell’s “A Song for You” as well. This has to be the best Fallon cover since “Whip My Hair.” Watch the video below. Non-US residents can watch it here.

Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt cover)

Check out more Bon Iver at his website.

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  1. […] the world with his new self-titled album, and released a b-side of the much loved heartbreak anthem “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt. While Bon Iver’s new music is amazing, London singer-songwriter James Mathe […]

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