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Winchester, Matthiessen memorable voices

Singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester, who died last Friday, has a new album coming out in a few months, titled “A Reasonable Amount of Trouble.”
Singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester, who died last Friday, has a new album coming out in a few months, titled “A Reasonable Amount of Trouble.”
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Last Monday, the false alarm that Jesse Winchester had died hit me hard, right after the (true) news of novelist/essayist/mystic Peter Matthiessen’s death on March 30. Jesse Winchester’s music and story were rooted deep in America’s southland, but he escaped the Vietnam-era draft, fleeing to Montreal. Years later, he escaped from the music business; later comebacks brought him here periodically. When I first heard Jesse Winchester in the deep winter of 1970, he sounded like ...


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April 17, 2014
6:10 a.m.

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Thank you so much for the Jesse Winchester youtube link. Gorgeous. Not familiar with him, but familiar with Mathiessen. Loved Far Tortuga. Great idea to mashup art forms in your column, since they're all kissing cousins anyway. Thank you.

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