The late singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt had quite an interesting outlook on lyrics and life. This point is epitomized by a 2005 New York Daily News quote: “Other people write about the bling and the booty. I write about the pus and the gnats. To me, that’s beautiful.” And while living partially paralyzed since the age of 18, until his death last Christmas, Chesnutt managed to live his dreams and make significant contributions to both the music industry and to the lives of his many collaborators.
Vic Chesnutt’s 45-year life will be celebrated during a two-night stretch, from February 19-20, at the 40 Watt Club in Chesnutt’s home base of Athens, Ga. The two-night event will be titled “The Vic Shows: A Celebration of Vic Chesnutt’s Life and Music” and will include performances by past collaborators Guy Piccioto of Fugazi, Lambchop, and Victoria Williams. Other contributors to the event will be Todd Nance from Widespread Panic, Dave Barbe of Drive-by Truckers fame, Kelly Hogan, and Will Johnson.
Tickets to the event, on sale now!, are sure to go quickly, so head here and here to purchase tickets for a weekend that promise great music for a great man. If you cannot make it to the event, but would like to help Chesnutt’s estate, you can still make donations via this website.