The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89776   Message #1696887
Posted By: MRyer
18-Mar-06 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Jesse Winchester
Subject: RE: Jesse Winchester
Somewhere along the line I picked up "Mississippi You're On My Mind", knew he had written it and sang it for decades, knowing a little about his draft troubles, but nothing of his other music. A few months ago I had a chance to catch him at a small venue in New Hampshire - figured I owed him at least that for the pleasures of "Mississipi" all these years. My wife and I were blown away by both his performance and his songs. He came out with his nylon string guitar, sat on a stool, and proceeded to sing one gem after another for 90 minutes. I went right out and bought a couple of CDs and am currently immersed in his music. Have already learned "What Makes You Strong" as mentioned by Ebbie above. I think he's great.