April 19, 2014
"I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with your family in grief."
April 18, 2014
My Tribute to Jesse Winchester, poet, Michael Lee Johnson:
My heart is broken with the loss of Jesse Winchester, singer, songwriter, poet, that I met years ago in Edmonton, Alberta Canada while he was living in Montreal, Quebec. We were both war resisters in exile. He became a star while in Canada and moved back to TN his original home. I loved his music, the heart of it, the sound, and poet in all of us.
God bless you Jesse, I hurt. Here is the good news, you are gone, but you left a legacy behind so I hope to do also.
April 17, 2014
"May you draw close to God through prayer during this time of sadness, "Before him pour out your heart" God is a refuge for us. [Psalms 62:8]"
April 17, 2014
"Anyone and everyone who has ever heard or met Jesse was touched by his gentle, thoughtful, angelic being. I was so blessed to have met Jesse when he first arrived in Montreal. Jamming at the Yellow Door...I will never forget how this immense talent was always humble and giving. My sincere condolences to family. Can't stop tearing up....."
(Salt Spring Island, BC)
April 16, 2014
"I had been thinking of Jesse and signing his song "That's What Makes You Strong." Then I heard the sad news. His music has been such an important part of my life. "Far Side Bank of Jordan" was played at my sisters Memorial Service. I will treasure his music forever. I so look forward to his upcoming album. I had the honor and privilege of hearing him play in Gainesville, FL some years ago. My sincere condolences go out to his family."