Died in Athens, Georgia on December 25th, 2009.
Vic Chesnutt was a singer-songwriter living in Athens, Georgia. A car crash at age 18 left him partly paralyzed, and he performed in a wheelchair.
A regular of the 40 Watt Club scene, he was spotted by Michael Stipe who produced his first two albums.
In 1996, Chesnutt was exposed to a wider audience with the release of the tribute album Various - Sweet Relief II: Gravity Of The Situation (The Songs Of Vic Chesnutt), the proceeds from which went to the Sweet Relief Fund. The album consisted of Chesnutt covers by famous musicians including [Invalid Artist], Smashing Pumpkins, Madonna, R.E.M. and Live.
A prolific songwriter, Chesnutt worked with Lambchop, Widespread Panic (as Brute (2)), Elf Power as well as Bill Frisell, Guy Picciotto and members of A Silver Mt. Zion.
On December 25, 2009, Chesnutt died from an overdose of muscle relaxants that had left him in a coma in an Athens hospital.
Vic Chesnutt Discography
- 35 Vocals
- 27 Instruments & Performance
- 59 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Featuring & Presenting
- 14 Production
- 8 Technical
- 7 Visual