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Vic Chesnutt
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Vocalist
    (November 12, 1964-December 25, 2009)
    Born in Jacksonville, Florida
    Birth name was James Victor Chesnutt
    Partially paralyzed in a car crash at age 18
    Recorded the albums 'Little' (1990), 'West of Rome' (1991), 'Drunk' (1993), 'Is the Actor Happy?' (1995), 'About to Choke' (1996), 'The Salesman and Bernadette' (1998), 'Merriment' (2000), 'Left to His Own Devices' (2001), 'Silver Lake' (2003), 'Ghetto Bells' (2005), 'North Star Deserter' (2007), 'Dark Developments' (2008) and 'Skitter on Take-Off' (2009)
    Appeared in the film 'Sling Blade' (1996)
    Subject of the documentary 'Speed Racer' (1992)
    Died from an overdose of muscle relaxants
    He was driving drunk in the crash that paralyzed him.
    He attempted suicide on several occasions.
    He said, 'Once I finish a record, I don't listen to it again. I don't like listening to myself.'
    He credited a change in his lyrics to shoplifting a Norton poetry anthology.
    He said, 'It was only after I broke my neck that I really started realizing that I had something to say.'
    He was a favorite of critics and fellow musicians.
    His first two albums were produced by Michael Stipe, who called him one of the ten best songwriters in America.
    His songs were covered on the second 'Sweet Relief' benefit album to raise funds for musicians without health insurance.

Credit: C. Fishel


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