Vic Chesnutt Dropped By Capitol

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.