You don’t hear much about Jesse Winchester, but back in the late 60s, he was much admired for avoiding the Vietnam Draft and fleeing to Canada. In 1977, President Carter gave amnesty to those young men and they were able to return or visit without penalty. Jesse Winchester lives in the U.S.A. now and has been plagued with esophagus cancer. His songs are beautiful and I was pleased to find out this morning that there is a great tribute album of his songs, titled, “Quiet About It,” by such artists as: James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Elvis Costello and others!
Happy 69th Birthday, Jesse Winchester!