Pullin’ ‘Tubes: RIP Vic Chesnutt

On Friday, we brought you the rather sad news of the passing of singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt who died at the all too young age of 45. Chesnutt’s name is familiar to jamband fans as he had a longstanding relationship with fellow Athens-based act Widespread Panic over the years, releasing two fantastic albums with the Southern jam-titans under the moniker Brute – 1995’s Nine High A Pallet and 2002’s Co-Balt – both of which contain songs that remain in Panic’s live repertoire.

The pair’s most recognizable collaboration though, came in the way of the  Chesnutt-penned song Aunt Avis. The tune, which appeared on Panic’s 1997 album Bombs & Butterflies, and also featured Chesnutt on vocals. Vic’s croaky voice provided the perfect compliment to JB’s. Both the band and Chesnutt appeared in the Billy Bob Thornton-directed music video…

Vic’s longtime friend and fellow musician Kristin Hersh has set up a website where donations can be made that will go directly to Chesnutt’s family.

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  1. also, that show is from April of 2002, toward the end of Mikey’s life…and the crowd is great. worth the download just for the energy.

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