Jesse Winchester


Jesse Winchester (May 17, 1944 - April 11, 2014) was a veteran singer, songwriter, and guitarist that became famous beginning in the early 1970s. In opposition to the Vietnam War, he moved to Canada in 1967 to avoid the draft and debuted on the Canadian charts in 1970 with "Yankee Lady" (from his eponymous debut album). His best known songs in the U.S. include the 1981 Top 40 hit, "Say What."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Nothing But A Breeze (1977)
  • Say What (1981)

Pop charts debut year: 1977

Years active: ca. 1961 - 2014

Genres: Country, country rock, folk

Labels: Appleseed, Bearsville, Stony Plain, Ampex, Victor, Sugar Hill, Great Big Island, Wounded Bird, Blue Plate, Warner Brothers



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