Jesse Winchester
Favorite

Jesse Winchester

Top Songs

1
Defying Gravity
2
Mississippi You're On My Mind
3
Yankee Lady
4
Biloxi
5
The Brand New Tennessee Waltz

Albums

About

Jesse Winchester

Biography

Jesse Winchester was the music world's most prominent Vietnam War draft evader, though his renown came from a body of wry, closely observed songs. After growing up in Memphis, Winchester received his draft notice in 1967 and moved to Montreal, Canada, rather than serve in the military. In 1969, he met Robbie Robertson of the Band, who helped launch his recording career. In the same way that James Taylor's history of mental instability and drug abuse served as a subtext for his e... Read more

Chat About Jesse Winchester

For You