Folk / Folk Rock
Athens, Georgia USA
Vic's band is: Thierry Amar - bass (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt. Zion, Black Ox Orkestar), Efrim Menuck - guitar (gybe, smz), Jessica Moss - violin (smz, black ox), Guy Piccioto - guitar (Fugazi), David Payant - drums (countless jazz/improv projects in Montreal).
Recorded over the winter of 2006-2007, at one of the last sessions to take place at the original Hotel2Tango location in Montreal (the studio moved in spring 2007), we believe North Star Deserter is the very best album Vic Chesnutt has yet made (while humbly acknowledging the boldness of such a statement). The sessions were orchestrated by Jem, who also oversaw production (along with Efrim and Thierry of Silver Mt. Zion, and Guy from Fugazi). The album was recorded by Howard Bilerman. The record is available on CD and double 180g LP, with artwork by Michael Ackerman and Jem Cohen.