artwork by Ed Seeman

Jesse Winchester
May 17,1944 - April 11, 2014
  "The world lost a gift to music with the passing of Jesse Winchester."
  • "I knew immediately he was the real thing. Great songwriter, with a very moving vocal sound. Jesse's music stands up today as good as it did then, and I am so proud to have been a part of it." - Robbie Robertson

  • "Jesse's songs were better than 'good', they were as enduring and resonant a group of songs as produced by his early 70s songwriting contemporaries who went on to sell records in the multi-millions" - Elvis Costello

  • (Jesse's catalog) is an unparalleled and timeless patchwork quilt of finely crafted songs that will endure as the benchmark not only for this generation of songwriters, but all those that follow."  - Jim Della Croce

  • "As underrated a singer as Chet Baker. As underrated a guitarist as Willie Nelson.  A man who held the audience in the palm of his hand without moving an inch. One of the best songwriters on earth."  - Janis Ian

  • Im hard-pressed to come up with a more skilled songwriter than Jesse Winchester. Really hard-pressed.  - John Sebastian

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Note From the Winchester Family

1974 Geraldo Rivera Interview with Jesse


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