Vic Chesnutt Tribute and Benefit

When Vic Chesnutt passed on Christmas Day of 2009, he left a legacy of arrestingly emotive folk music behind him. Unfortunately, he also left a lot of medical bills along with it, even though the songwriter allegedly paid $800 for health insurance each month. Chesnutt was wheelchair-bound – the tragic consequence of a car accident when he was 18 – and many of his friends and fellow artists attribute his death from what the Los Angeles Times called an “intentional overdose” on muscle relaxants to the stress caused by his mounting debts. To help pay off Chesnutt’s remaining medical bills, Dave Bazan and Damien Jurado will be stopping by to perform, as well as Seattle musicians Erik Howk, Jason Dodson (the Maldives), Ian Moore, Marc Olsen, Mike Dumovich, Anne Marie Ruljancich, Lori Goldston, Erin Jourgensen and Your Heart Breaks, who will all play covers of Chesnutt’s songs in tribute to Vic Chesnutt’s art. After covering expenses, 100% of the proceeds from the show will be donated to offset the bills Chesnutt left behind. SARA BRICKNER

Sun., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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