VIC CHESNUTT ON TOUR
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“It’s a majestic, spectre of an album I encourage you to wrap your ears around.”
“It’s a particularly powerful collection from a consistently brilliant artist.”
—4.5 stars, Paste
Vic Chesnutt has announced a round of west-coast shows in support of his latest New West Records release Ghetto Bells.
Prolific, profound, and ever full of potty-mouthed piss-and-vinegar - Vic Chesnutt is Prometheus in a wheelchair with a battered guitar – a freak-folk trailblazer, spilling his heart and soul and spleen into the microphone, with a sly drawl, dripping humid, Southern gothic imagery in calamitous, sometimes comic songs worthy of a Greek tragedy.
Vic’s new CD (and 12th album to date), Ghetto Bells, matches the poetic power of his words with some of the most elegantly simpatico backing he’s ever been blessed with – including jazz icon Bill Frisell on guitars; legendary writer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Van Dyke Parks on piano, accordion and organ; Don Heffington of Lone Justice and the Jayhawks on drums and percussion; classically trained session-man Dominic Genova on double bass; sweetheart/sidekick/sounding board Tina Chesnutt on electric bass; and newcomer-singer-songwriter Liz Durrett on exquisite backing vocals.
Vic Chesnutt confirmed tour dates:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 1 The Attic Santa Cruz, CA
March 2 Noise Pop Festival/Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA
March 3 McCabe’s Guitar Shop Los Angeles, CA
Additional dates TBA
On the web: http://www.newwestrecords.com/vicchesnutt.php