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|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|
|Occupation(s)||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.
Winchester died at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia from bladder cancer, aged 69.
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