|Born||January 1, 1964 |
Jacksonville, Florida USA
|Instrument(s)||acoustic guitar, vocals|
|Label(s)||Texas Hotel, Capitol, PolyGram, Backburner, New West|
Vic Chesnutt (born on January 1, 1964) is a singer-songwriter living in Athens, Georgia. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The music of Athens Georgia includes a wide variety of popular music and was an important part of the early evolution of Alternative rock and New Wave. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. See also Acoustic Guitar (magazine An acoustic guitar is a Guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Texas Hotel Records was an Independent record label based in Santa Monica California, which released records by quadriplegic singer Vic Chesnutt, Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the Major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945 New West Records is a Record label based in Austin Texas and Los Angeles California. brute is a Side project band by guitarist Vic Chesnutt and the members of Widespread Panic. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Athens-Clarke County is a unified city-county in Georgia, US, in the northeastern part of the state at the intersection of U
Around 1985, Chesnutt moved to Athens and joined the band, The La-Di-Da's. After leaving that group he began performing solo on a regular basis at the 40 Watt Club; it was there that he was spotted by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.; Stipe produced Chesnutt's first two albums, Little (1990) and West of Rome (1991). The 40 Watt Club is a significant music venue in Athens Georgia. John Michael Stipe (born January 4 1960 in Decatur Georgia) is an American singer who is the lead vocalist for the Alternative rock band R REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar 
In 1992 Chesnutt was the subject of a PBS documentary, Speed Racer. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the He also had a small role in the 1996 Billy Bob Thornton movie Sling Blade. William Robert Thornton (born August 4 1955 Sling Blade is a 1996 drama film set in rural Arkansas. It tells the fictional story of a simple man named Karl Childers who
In 1996, Chesnutt was exposed to a wider audience with the release of the tribute album Sweet Relief II: Gravity Of The Situation, the proceeds from which went to the Sweet Relief Fund. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a Non-profit charity that maintains a financial staple from which professional musicians can draw from when in need of medical The album consisted of Chesnutt covers by famous musicians including Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins (with Red Red Meat), Madonna, R.E.M. and Live. Garbage is an American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994 The Smashing Pumpkins are an American Alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 Red Red Meat was a '90s Chicago -area blues-influenced Alternative rock band Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar Live (ˈlaɪv rhymes with "five" (also typeset as LIVE) is an American Alternative rock / Post-grunge band from York,
He has several times recorded with other groups and artists. Most notably he has made two albums with a fellow Athens, GA group Widespread Panic, under the name of brute. Chesnutt's album The Salesman and Bernadette (1998) was recorded with alt-country group Lambchop as the backing band. Widespread Panic is a rock 'n' roll band from Athens Georgia. brute is a Side project band by guitarist Vic Chesnutt and the members of Widespread Panic. Alternative country is a term used to describe a number of Country music subgenres that tend to differ from mainstream or pop country music Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is a band from Nashville, Tennessee. The album Merriment was a collaborative effort between Chesnutt and Kelly and Nikki Keneipp, with Vic writing and singing the songs, and the Keneipps playing the music. The 2005 album Ghetto Bells features famed guitarist Bill Frisell, whom Chesnutt met in 2004 at the renowned Century of Song concert series at the German festival RuhrTriennale. William Richard "Bill" Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American Guitarist and Composer. With its concert series Century of Song, Germany's renowned annual arts festival RuhrTriennale (Artistic director Juergen Flimm) has created the world‘s first concert The RuhrTriennale is a music festival that was founded in 2002 in the northwestern area of Germany by the government of North Rhine-Westphalia (German Nordrhein-Westfalen short Chesnutt's wife, Tina Chesnutt, frequently plays bass on his albums. His niece, and fellow songwriter, Liz Durrett also appeared on the Ghetto Bells album. Liz Durrett is an American Singer-songwriter based in Athens Georgia.
Chesnutt's first four albums were released on the independent Texas Hotel label. Texas Hotel Records was an Independent record label based in Santa Monica California, which released records by quadriplegic singer Vic Chesnutt, He then recorded About to Choke (1996) for Capitol, which was his first and only major record label recording. About to Choke is a 1996 album by Vic Chesnutt. About to Choke is distinguished from Chesnutt's previous albums by being very diverse in Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as The Salesman and Bernadette (1998) was on PolyGram; Merriment (2000) was on the Backburner Records label; spinART was the label for the self performed and recorded Left to His Own Devices (2001). PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the Major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945 spinART Records is a now-defunct Independent record label. Based in New York, artists that released music under the spinART banner include The Apples in Vic then found a new home at the New West Records label, who have released two albums for him so far. New West Records is a Record label based in Austin Texas and Los Angeles California. In 2004 New West also re-released the early Texas Hotel recordings, including expanded liner notes and extra tracks.
In the winter of 2006, he recorded his newest album, North Star Deserter at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal. The Hotel2Tango (sometimes referred to as Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango and abbreviated H2T is a 24-track analogue Recording studio situated in the Mile End district Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec It was released on September 11, 2007 by Constellation Records. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Constellation Records is an influential Montreal, Quebec Independent record label known for its contributions to Post-rock. The record includes contributions from Constellation artists Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, as well as Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto. Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band (also known as A Silver Mt Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor!; also referred to as GY!BE is an avant-garde Canadian Post-rock Fugazi are an American alternative / post-hardcore band that formed in Washington D The album was produced by documentary filmmaker Jem Cohen. Jem Alan Cohen (born 1962 Kabul, Afghanistan) is a New York City -based filmmaker known for his observational portraits of urban landscapes blending of  He also appeared as a guest musician on Cowboy Junkies' 2007 album Trinity Revisited, a 20th anniversary edition of their classic album The Trinity Session. Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian Country music and Alternative rock band Trinity Revisited is an album and a film by Cowboy Junkies, released on October 16, 2007. The Trinity Session is a 1988 live album (see 1988 in music) by Cowboy Junkies, their second album
In his youth he was a fairly serious drug and alcohol user; his third album Drunk (1993) was recorded mostly while drunk. He has overcome his alcoholism in recent years, though.
Chesnutt has also been a supporter of medical marijuana, which he claims helps with his medical problems. Medical cannabis refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended Herbal therapy as well as synthetic THC and Cannabinoids He contributed the track Weed to the Rescue to the 1998 Hempilation II charity album, with proceeds going to NORML, the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ( NORML, ˈnɔrməl is a Washington D Chesnutt is also a self-confessed shoplifter, a topic he has sung about and referred to in interviews. Shoplifting (also known as retail theft, or shrinkage within the retail industry is Theft of goods from a Retail establishment by an ostensible
An adoptee, Chesnutt was raised in Zebulon, Georgia, where he first started writing songs at the age of five. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) About to Choke is a 1996 album by Vic Chesnutt. About to Choke is distinguished from Chesnutt's previous albums by being very diverse in Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) brute is a Side project band by guitarist Vic Chesnutt and the members of Widespread Panic. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Co-Balt is the second Studio album by the Athens Georgia based band Brute Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Nine High a Pallet is the first Studio album by the Athens GA based band Brute The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule At 18, a car accident left him partially paralyzed, though it wasn't long afterwards that he realized he could still play guitar.  After his recovery he left Zebulon and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, the poetry he read there (by Stevie Smith, Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, Stephen Crane, and Emily Dickinson) served to inspire and influence him. Stevie Smith ( September 20, 1902 – March 7, 1971) was a British Poet and Novelist Life Born Walter Whitman (May 31 1819 &ndash March 26 1892 was an American poet, Essayist journalist, and humanist. Wallace Stevens ( October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a major American Modernist Poet. Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973 ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən who signed his works W Stephen Crane (November 1 1871 &ndash June 5 1900 was an American novelist short story writer poet and journalist