I like his music and I have always admired his lyrics, they are truthful and brutally honest. Most of his songs were really dark and you could tell that he was battling some demons and was completely tormented. He was abandoned as a child, he had a tragic car wreck that left him paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheel chair and his medical bills were insurmountable. You can feel his pain while listening to his music and couldn’t help but think that he would not be with us for long. Just like Elliot Smith who was also a great singer/songwriter and battled depression, Chestnutt died far too early! I have seen Vic perform several times and he was one of the most powerful and intense performers I have ever witnessed. He was a unique talent and he will be missed!
If you would like to help contribute to the fund to help pay down Chestnutt’s medical bills, please visit long time friend and collaborator Kristin Hersh’s website.