Vic Chesnutt was "discovered" by REM's Michael Stipe in the late 80's-early 90's. His desolate acoustic songs provided an interesting counterpoint to the grunge music of that era (kind of like how ambient music goes hand in hand with techno). I guess you could put him in the same group as bands like Smog or Palace (hey, that could be a good idea for a blog post). I was lucky to have attended a concert of his around 1995, when About to Choke was released. I couldn't find any official videos of his music on YouTube, but the following should give you a good idea of what he was all about if you didn't know him, or to reminisce if you did.
This one is an excerpt from a recent album, North Star Deserter. The particular use of re-recording reminds me a lot of early Smog:
Here's a great acoustic version of an old song of his, Supernatural:
Let's finish with a nice grand finale:
Vic died of an overdose. He'll be missed by those of us who use music to lick their wounds.