Related Information for Vic Chesnutt Vic Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 - December 25, 2009) was a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who lived in Athens, Georgia, United States Around 1985, Chesnutt moved to Athens and joined the band, The La-Di-Da's After leaving that group he began performing solo on a regular basis at the 40 Watt Club; it was there that he was spotted by Michael Stipe of REM; Stipe produced Chesnutt's first two albums, Little (1990) and West of Rome (1991)In 1992 Chesnutt was the subject.. read more