James Ridout "Jesse" Winchester Jr. was an American-Canadian musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in the southern United States. Opposed to the Vietnam War, he moved to Canada in 1967 to avoid military service and began his career as a solo artist. His highest-charting recordings were of his own songs, "Yankee Lady" in 1970 and "Say What" in 1981. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the U.S. in 1977 and resettled in Memphis, Tennessee... Read More
|Birth name||James Ridout Winchester Jr.|
|Born||May 17, 1944
Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.
|Origin||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Died||April 11, 2014 (aged 69)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
|Genres||Country, country rock, folk|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Years active||Circa 1961 – 2014 (his death)|