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Jesse Winchester was born in America, but chose Canada as his home. We were the better for it. A superb musician with a profoundly soulful voice, he gave us a body of work to last a lifetime and beyond. Here are a few of his most memorable songs:
Twigs and Seeds
Brand New Tennessee Waltz
Mississippi You're on My Mind
Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt
That's What Makes You Strong
Despite his enormous talent, Jesse Winchester was a deeply humble man. Quiet About It, the tribute album that James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams and others made of his work, was aptly named.
Losing a fine songwriter is a lot like losing a friend. And Jesse Winchester is one who'll be greatly missed.
Jesse Winchester, born Bossier City, Louisiana May 17, 1944, died Montreal, Quebec April 6, 2014.