Unconventional singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt has found himself
without a record deal on the eve of releasing his second album for Capitol.
"The Salesman Of Burnadette, which was scheduled to come out in
September, will not come out on Capitol," said a label spokesperson who
asked not to be named. "By mutual agreement, Chesnutt is free to find another
home for the record with another label." The critically acclaimed songwriter
issued four albums on other labels before releasing About To Choke,
his first with Capitol, in 1996. His pre-Capitol work was saluted by
artists such as Garbage, R.E.M. and Madonna on the
1996 benefit album Sweet Relief II: Gravity Of The Situation.