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Sean Carey

Sean Carey joined Justin Vernon's fledgling Bon Iver project in 2007 as drummer and vocalist after hearing For Emma, Forever Ago online. Carey released his first solo album, All We Grow, in 2010. Bon Iver and special guest Feist perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, at the TCC Arena; $30 to $40 general admission advance; $35 reserve seated floor. For tickets or more info: 740-1000 or visit the Rialto's website.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Pedro the Lion, in Madison, Wis. I was 14 years old, in awe.

What are you listening to these days?

Bowerbirds, Anais Mitchell, Bill Frisell, Sharon Van Etten, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong.

What was the first album you owned?

Beach Boys, Surfin' Safari (cassette).

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

I would say The Decemberists and Arcade Fire are two bands that have been really popular the last five years ... and I just don't get into them.

What musical act, current or defunct,would you most like to see perform live?

I think seeing the John Coltrane Quartet with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Jimmy Garrison would be an absolutely unforgettable emotional experience.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Recently it's been pop country, but before that, it was Enya (whoops!).

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"Nimrod" from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

There was a band called Ticonderoga, which then sort of broke off and became the Bowerbirds, and I think back to when Justin Vernon showed me this band. The way they wrote songs, the way the beats were unique and offbeat, and the creativity on the whole really shaped the way we work on music, even to this day.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Radiohead, Kid A.

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