Jesse Winchester

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

17 May 1944, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. After receiving his draft papers from the US Forces, Winchester moved to Canada where he settled. His self-titled debut album, produced by Robbie Robertson, was thematically reminiscent of the work of the Band with its evocation of life in the deep south of the USA. The moving, bittersweet memories described in ‘Brand New Tennessee Waltz’, plus its haunting melody line, persuaded a number of artists to cover the song, including the Everly Brothers. Winchester’s Third Down, 110 To Go was produced by Todd Rundgren, but in spite of its solid quality failed to sell. On Learn To Love (1974), he commented on the Vietnam War in ‘Pharaoh’s Army’ and was assisted by several members of the Amazing Rhythm Aces. By 1976, Winchester was touring the USA, having received an amnesty from President Carter for his draft-dodging. He played low-key gigs abroad and released increasingly infrequent albums, which...

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