What you feel in a Vic Chesnutt song is rare, few people have what he had. To cover one of his songs is to inhabit something painful but come out feeling cleansed. I hope you enjoy this and that you'll check out the vast body of work he left us.
I've added a new section to the page dedicated to my photography. It's called 35mm by Sam under the VISUAL tab. I hope to add to it regularly and perhaps even document (the slightest of) skill development in this area as I become more experienced. All of the images were / will be shot on 35mm film and professionally developed from film to the digital format that you're seeing here. A lot of the photos will be from travel experiences but I'll also be shooting from my home & studio in Youngstown, OH as I record bands or myself or whatever ... my cat probably.
I may set up a store for easy print purchasing but for now If you'd like a print, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy these, I'm finding this medium to be a fullfilng outlet and I just want to share the experience with you.
We had a day off in Aberdeen, Scotland so before we retired to an evening of snacks, alcohol and viewings of Gentlemen Broncos and The Devil In Daniel Johnston we spent the afternoon at D-Range studio where the Silver City Sessions are recorded.
I've never tested new material out on the road before, in fact it's pretty vaulted until it's respective album is released. For whatever reason, these songs at the moment feel appropriate to let whom it may interest have a peak into the writing process. So in that way this tour was fertile, it opened the songs up to a spontaneity that I've never even considered accessing which invited a visceral side of myself in on the writing process.
In the featured track Quote Unquote you'll see a snapshot of where the song was at the time / in the context of this session. Three days prior I'd completely lost my voice, which made two of the three shows a fucking nightmare. Bob and I managed to pull together an instrumental set for those shows and for the third show my voice was back but riddled with coughing and throat clearing. By the time we arrived to this session I was loaded with over the counter drugs and all things considered, ready to play. This video shows our first and only take because I genuinely didn't know if my voice would completely give out in the middle of a 2nd take.
In November 2015 we brought a shit ton of recording gear and two brilliant photographers to our last show of the year at Suzie's Dogs & Drafts. We had a feeling it would be a special night and we wanted to try to capture it. We have one video up now and will release a live EP of both audio and video at a date TBA. For now please enjoy Hanging Heads "Live From Youngstown"