Thierry Amar: contrabass
Vic Chesnutt: guitar/singing
Chad Jones: guitar
Efrim Menuk: guitar/keyboards/singing
Jessica Moss: violin/singing
Nadia Moss: organ/piano/singing
David Payant: drums/keyboard/singing
Guy Picciotto: guitar
Vic Chesnutt is the real deal, a man who lives for music and who has tirelessly deployed his impish, surly, witty, unflinching perspective in hundreds of songs featuring brilliantly unique wordsmithery and a profound playfulness that thumbs its nose at a life of seriously hard knocks. Vic’s prolific writing – chock of full of real irony, wonderful turns of phrase, humour, rage and tenderness, brutal literalism and ornate observation – constitutes a truly original voice and reflects a truly indomitable spirit.
Chesnutt has worked with many collaborators over his twenty-year music career. His first album for Constellation, North Star Deserter (2007), featured the members of Silver Mt. Zion (among other label-affiliated musicians in Constellation’s home town of Montreal) and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto. USA music magazine Paste ranked this album the best of his numerous collaborative records over the last dozen years. North Star Deserter was highly acclaimed and signaled a true return to form for Vic Chesnutt, but remained criminally overlooked in the USA. A core group of players emerged from this first recording to accompany Vic on two European tours in support of the album: Thierry Amar (bass), Efrim Menuck (guitar), Jessica Moss (violin) and David Payant (drums) all of Silver Mt. Zion, along with Guy Picciotto (guitar). Together with studio members (and occasional live players) Nadia Moss (piano, organ) and Chad Jones (guitar), this same troupe has reunited for Vic’s second Constellation album, once again recorded by Howard Bilerman at Hotel2Tango in Montreal.
At The Cut picks up where North Star Deserter left off, with the explosive opening tune “Coward” displaying all the epic soaring thrust this band is capable of. Vic debuted this song as part of Jem Cohen’s ‘film hallucination’ Empires Of Tin when it was performed live with the touring band at the 2007 Vienna Film Festiva....... więcej