Winchester in 2011
|Birth name||James Ridout Winchester|
May 17, 1944|
Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
|Died||April 11, 2014
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
|Genres||Country, country rock, folk|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Labels||Appleseed, Bearsville, Stony Plain, Ampex, Victor, Sugar Hill, Great Big Island, Wounded Bird, Blue Plate|
James Ridout Winchester (May 17, 1944 – April 11, 2014) known as Jesse Winchester, was an American musician and songwriter. He was known for being a Vietnam War activist. To avoid going to the war, he moved to Canada. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the U.S. in 1977 and resettled there in the U.S. in 2002.
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