Monday, January 4, 2010

Vic Chesnutt - Feast In The Time Of Plague

James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter living in Athens, Georgia. Chesnutt released seventeen albums during his career. His musical style is described 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. He could not walk "functionally" and that, although he realized shortly afterward that he could still play guitar, he could only play simple chords. Chesnutt stated his atheism since age 13.

On December 25, 2009, Chesnutt died from an overdose of muscle relaxants that had left him in a coma in an Athens hospital.

R.I.P. Vic!

Todays tune "Feast In The Time Of Plague" is taken from his latest album "Skitter on Take-Off" See the video or listen to it on Spotify.Enjoy!

Vic Chesnutt on Mountain Stage, a nice interview, check it out.

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