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Jesse Winchester 1944 - 2014
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August 20, 2014
We lost a great one. I emailed him several years back and he took the time to write me back. That is a STAR in my eyes. RIP xoxo
June 26, 2014
Last night, I went to Jessewinchester.com to look up the lyrics to a song. I have been an ardent fan of Jesse's for well over 30 years, yet somehow the news of him dying had not reached me. I feel absolutely bereft at seeing the note from his family that he died on April 11th, my 33rd wedding anniversary. My husband introduced me to Jesse's music when we were dating. Together, we must have seen Jesse in concert 25 times, at the Walnut Creek Coffeehouse, the Noe Valley Ministryin California, the Aladdin Theater in Portland, and Swallow Hill here in Denver, where we live now. His music is literally the soundtrack of my life, comforting me through the losses of family and providing me with joy every time I saw him perform or listened to him hit the high notes on the iPod. I never left a Jesse concert feeling anything less than love and joy. I guess it's time to pay the piper now for all that joy. This grief I feel is as if I had lost a member of my own family. I guess in a larger, cosmic sense, I have. I cannot imagine the feelings of loss that Cindy, Ellyn and Jesse's children are feeling, but I offer you my gratitude that I've been able to have my share of this extraordinary man's love through his music and performances.
April 27, 2014
I have been grieving for Jesse as though he were family.
He was family really, since his songs touched me so personally - singing along since 1970. His performances took us into the inner sanctum of the heart too.
His music will live a long long time.

I am forever grateful to Jesse, his dear Cindy and family.
With true love always,
JNH

PS I hope for a biography or documentary some day.
April 26, 2014
The first time I heard Jesse's beautiful voice was when my dear late hubby, Willie Dunn (who also passed away into the spirit world on August 5, 2014)gave me his album the first Xmas we dated. I have since then loved Jesse's gift of song and poetry. When he came to the Ottawa Folk Festival one summer, Willie said to Jesse (they were performers at the festival) "come with me, I want you to meet your biggest fan". Willie brought Jesse to me and introduced us. Rest in peace Jesse. Willie and you can now sing with the angels and show them how it is done.
April 26, 2014
A singularly astounding light in this world has gone out. It was, I imagine, a source of warmth and comfort for countless others who, in struggling through the dark themselves, often found solace and grace in his songs - songs which always somehow seemed to spring directly from the soul and heart of a man who knew exactly how to function as an imperfect human being. We'll all miss you, Jesse.
April 26, 2014
The world is a kinder, gentler, more loving place because of his beautiful soul. God's Blessings and comfort to your family and I pray for Faith, Trust and Perseverance for you all.
http://catherinemeyersartist.blogspot.ca/2014/04/a-gentleman-of-leisure.html
April 26, 2014
To Jesse's family. I hope you can still feel Jesse's warm presence and love from the "Far Side Bank of Jordan"
April 26, 2014
I've seen him six times the past few years; shared Jesse with my kids, my friends...his music not only fillled the void, but left my faded old heart overflowing with beautiful music, tender words and touching memories, both old and new...I wish I could exchange that gift for the grief of his passing, I wish I had words to spare the sadness that he is gone but I don't...I just hold onto knowing that Heaven is truly filled with more beautiful music than its ever known...I look forward to hearing it again someday. Blessings and prayers of peace for Ms.Cindy and all of Jesse's family....
April 22, 2014
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)
April 21, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful words and voice. Yours were the tapes I played over and over on long road trips. Thank you for sharing and leading. Dottie Palmer, Santa, Idaho

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