Remembering Vic Chesnutt

“The music of Vic Chesnutt is deeply intimate and introspective. It requires a little solitude to really take it in. For me, I suddenly saw and felt both the joy and sadness of his world. His music was, and still is, like life itself: crude and elegant, beautiful and gruesome.” — Robin Hilton, NPR

He was one of those rare individuals who constantly impressed friends, family and fans with his rich character, brilliance and kindness.  He will be deeply missed.  As we mourn his loss, let’s take time to appreciate the talent he shared with us during his all-too-short time on Earth.

NPR recently posted their Chesnutt archives to their front page, including this touching performance from last summer, recorded for their Tiny Desk Concert series.

We would love to hear your memories of Vic and how his music affected you.

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2 Responses

  1. Watching this performance I’m dumbstruck by Vic’s authenticity. Such was the case the many times I saw him perform live.

    There was no artifice. He was the real deal and will be greatly missed.

  2. I haven’t seen him live lately, to my sorrow, but I adored
    North Star Deserter and had just started listening to the two new ones when I heard the news. I rarely react much beyond too bad to people I don’t know passing away, but it felt like I had lost someone really important to my life. I can only be grateful for how much amazing music, how much of himself, he left behind for us.

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