Vic Chesnutt

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James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) 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 charity record of alternative 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 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Little Vic Chesnutt 4
1991 West of Rome Vic Chesnutt 3
1993 Drunk Vic Chesnutt 4
1995 Is the Actor Happy? Vic Chesnutt 3
1996 About to Choke Vic Chesnutt 1
1998 The Salesman & Bernadette Vic Chesnutt 1
2001 Left to His Own Devices Vic Chesnutt 1
2003 Silver Lake Vic Chesnutt 1
2005 Ghetto Bells Vic Chesnutt 1
2007 North Star Deserter Vic Chesnutt 2
2008 Dark Developments Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power & The Amorphous Strums 1
2009 At the Cut Vic Chesnutt 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Skitter on Take-Off Vic Chesnutt 1

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