Jesse Winchester gained prominence through his association with The Band's Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm, who played on his first album. Winchester, a southerner and pacifist, migrated to Canada in 1967 to avoid the U.S. draft. He returned to the U.S. concert stage in 1977. Winchester's songs are melodically graceful, often wistful narratives that have been recorded by Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Wilson Pickett and many others. Despite critical acclaim, his inability to tour in the U.S. prevented him from taking his place among the major singer/songwriters of the early '70s, but he made a series of impressive albums. Winchester is back again with his 2009 release, Love Filling Station.
September 11, 2009
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