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Vic Varney's solo work:

"A huge influence on REM. God bless Vic Varney."
~ Peter Buck, REM

"A startling natural resource of songs which defy description: introspective without being pretentious, narrative without being cliched."
~ Flagpole Magazine

"...Vic Varney has resurfaced with a gorgeous solo album...that crosses Nick Drake and James Agee..."
~ Holly George-Warren, Village Voice

"...inventive mix of traditional songwriting with an inventive, rich lyricism...bears resemblance to the jazz-influenced side of Nick Drake, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell."
~ Flagpole Magazine

"Varney's intuitive finger-style guitar is equally evocative of Mississippi John Hurt and Jobim, a good fit for his gauzy, Nick Drake-inspired vocals."
~ Nashville Sound

~ Nick Tosches

- village voice


Solo [CDs]:
Umbrella (2004)
One-One (1999)
Stars (1995)
City of Children (1993)

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Vic Varney, recently selected as one of theTop Ten Artists of 2004 in NPR's "All Song Considered" critics and listeners polls [ ] was the founder of groundbreaking Athens band the Method Actors. He has played throughout Europe and the U.S., recently concentrating on a solo career, recording extensively and playing venues such as the Knitting Factory, the Fez and the Living Room (New York). Varney's shows are intimate and real, mixing Brazilian rhythms, jazzy chords with "moving inner voices " (NEW YORK TIMES) and the occasional stark blues. His work has been described as "songwriting perfected" by REM's Peter Buck, as well as "Nick Drake with a sense of humor" (VILLAGE VOICE) and "having traces of Dylan and Jobim" (NASHVILLE SOUND). Be that as it may, his style is absolutely his own--a literate, funny, soulful, bluesy, breezy, cinematic, wonderfully unlikely, totally original blend--that works.
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