Tuesday, December 29, 2009


As with the many music fans who heard the unfortunate news of acclaimed singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt's passing this Christmas, we here at the IRT are very saddened to learn that one of the great voices of American alt-folk has been silenced forever--and by his own hand, no less.

Over at Archive.org, there is a great cache of live recordings from the Georgian's recent tours available for download, the best of which we have included as links below. We hope you enjoy and please take the time out to recognize just how devastating suicide is to not only the person contemplating the act, but their loved ones as well. More information on what to do when yourself or a loved one is contemplating suicide can be found on the Web site of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Live at the Central Presbyterian Church 12-5-09

Live at the Button Factory 12-1-07

Live at the 40 Watt Club 10-17-07

To view the rest of Vic's live recordings on Archive.org, click here.

Vic Chesnutt performing live with Godspeed You! Black Emperor:

Vic Chesnutt on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn:

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