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Thread #89776   Message #1696487
Posted By: bobad
17-Mar-06 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: Jesse Winchester
Subject: RE: Jesse Winchester
I saw Jesse in his first appearance in Canada back in 1967 at the college I was attending. The announcer said that he was dodging the draft and had recently arrived in Montreal and this was his first public performance. Onto the auditorium stage strode this shy, nervous guy carrying an electric guitar and a little amp. He sat on a stool and began to play and sing, hardly looking up and not talking to the audience at all but for a few words. I don't recall the song list that evening because I saw him numerous times and don't remember what he sang when, but I believe it included Yankee Lady and Twigs and Seeds which received a raucous reception, this being college and the sixties. Good memories.