We're happy to announce a return appearance to the Mountain Stage by one of our long-time favorites, Vic Chesnutt. He'll be joining us solo on Wednesday, April 22 here in Charleston at the Civic Center's Little Theater along with Neko Case, Greg Brown, Crooked Fingers and Sonos.
It'll be kind of like this Tiny Desk Concert only if Bob Boilen's office held 600 people.
Actually, Mr. Chesnutt has a long performance history with the Mountain Stage band, and I'm sure they are anxious to work with him again.
Tickets are on-line at Ticketmaster.com, at the Civic Center Box Office (200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV), by phone at 1.800.745.3000 and at Taylor Books here in Charleston.
This will be Chesnutt's seventh appearance on the show since 1990. He's currently getting ready for a tour of France, Italy, the UK and Finland with indie-rockers Elf Power, in support of their collaborative album "Dark Developments."
Vic released a CD on Constellation records, North Star Deserter, in September of 2007 that was produced by filmmaker Jem Cohen. Cohen also featured Vic on the Empires of Tin, now out on DVD. It's a documentary of Cohen's multi-media event at the Vienna International Film Festival 2007 that features Chesnutt performances in the live soundtrack with Silver Mt. Zion, Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and the Quavers. Read more about North Star Deserter on AllMusic.
Later this month he'll perform at a tribute to R.E.M. It was that group's Michael Stipe that first clued our host Larry Groce on to Vic's genius when he released his Stipe-produced debut "Little." Just about all you need to know about Vic and then some can be read here or at one of his fervent fan sites.