Vic Chesnutt

Alternative country, Musical Artist

1964 – 2009

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Who was Vic Chesnutt?

James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt was an American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia. His first album, Little, was released in 1990, but his breakthrough to commercial success didn't come until 1996 with the release of Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation, a tribute album of mainstream artists covering his songs.

Chesnutt released 17 albums during his career, including two produced by Michael Stipe, and a 1996 release on Capitol Records, About to Choke. His musical style has been described by Bryan Carroll of allmusic.com as a "skewed, refracted version of Americana that is haunting, funny, poignant, and occasionally mystical, usually all at once".

Injuries from a 1983 car accident left him partially paralyzed; he used a wheelchair and had limited use of his hands.

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Born
Nov 12, 1964
Jacksonville
Also known as
  • Vic Chestnutt
  • Vic Chestnut
  • Vic Chesnut
  • Vic Chessnut
  • James Victor Chesnutt
  • Chesnutt, Vic
  • James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Florida
  • Jacksonville
Died
Dec 25, 2009
Athens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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