Posted in music on December 28, 2009

Vic ChesnuttVic Chesnutt

we love you and miss you so much vic chesnutt...it was so amazing to know you and record an album with you and tour all over the world with you..you are the greatest songwriter and singer to ever come out of athens and it was an honor to play with you..i love these lyrics of vic's about water (this is from memory so it may be a little off)
......."The same water that the dinosaurs drank
.......is the same water that the Persian fleets sank in
.......The same water that moistened the primordial ooze
.......is now hammering on my metal porch roof"
....................andrew
That's a note by Elf Power's Andrew Rieger regarding the sad passing of Vic Chesnutt on Christmas.

Vic Chesnutt and Elf Power toured Europe together in 2009 in support of their collaborative album entitled Dark Developments that was released on Orange Twin Records in 2008. That tour was documented in a series of four videos that were shot mostly by Vic himself. Watch them below...

In this episode, the band flies to New York City to play an REM Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall and then heads over the pond for their first show of the European leg which is in Den Haag, Netherlands sharing a bill with the great John Cale.

This episode is set to the song "We Are Mean" from the Dark Developments record. Visit www.orangetwin.com for more information on this release.

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In this episode, the band plays one night in Belgium (Antwerp) followed by three nights in France (Paris, Belforte, Nancy).

This episode is set to the song "Little Fucker" from the Dark Developments record. Visit www.orangetwin.com for more information on this release.

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In this episode, the band plays a show at the FriSon in Fribourg Switzerland. The following morning, Elf Power takes a walking tour of Fribourg, a very old but very functional medieval city.

This episode is set to the Elf Power songs "Spiral Stairs / A Tired Army" from their In A Cave record released by Rykodisc (2008). Visit www.rykodisc.com for more information on this release or www.orangetwin.com for more info on the Vic Chesnutt / Elf Power collaborative record Dark Developments.

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In this episode, the band plays three nights in Italy hitting Torino, Ravenna, and Rome and paying a visit to Dante's tomb while in Ravenna.

This episode is set to the song "The Mad Passion Of The Stoic" from the Dark Developments record. Visit www.orangetwin.com for more information on this release.

MORE
* Michael Stipe remembers Vic Chesnutt
* Patti Smith & Jeff Mangum remember Vic Chesnutt
* Kristin Hersh taking donations for Vic Chesnutt's family

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Comments (4)

is there anyone to remember elf power?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 4:28 PM

nice words for Vic -Elf

great singer songwriter

gone to soon but the music will live on

Posted by boots | December 29, 2009 12:41 AM

i wrote you an eloquent postcard once about a most delicious onion soup.
of course i never mailed it, because it was your turn in the loop...
i miss you so much vic.

Posted by jert | December 29, 2009 1:11 AM

RIP Vic. You were an inspiration to many musicians and music fans alike.

The Elf Power compilation that Brooklyn Vegan touched on nicely is covered in-depth with a few MP3s here: http://obscuresound.com/?p=2211

it really shows why he is missed so much.

Posted by Mike | December 29, 2009 7:26 PM

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