Tuesday, April 22, 2014

R.I.P.: Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester, who became renowned for writing and performing intimate, touching songs that evoked his native South, died April 11, 2014. He was 69.

Mr. Winchester, who was one of the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation, recorded more than a dozen albums and had a substantial career as a performer.

He was probably best known, however, as a tunesmith of lyrical, sensitive ballads such as “Biloxi,” “Mississippi, You’re on My Mind” (above) and “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz.” His songs were recorded by such diverse performers as Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings, Reba McEntire, Jerry Jeff Walker, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers. MORE HERE & HERE

Jesse Winchester : Learn To Love It

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