JESSE WINCHESTER: A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble (CD)

When Southern-based singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester died in April 2014 after the cancer that had threatened his life in 2011 fatally recurred, he left behind a legacy of much-covered songs, awards, grieving musicians and thousands of fans – and A Reasonable Amount of Trouble, a 12-song CD containing nine new Winchester compositions written and recorded while his cancer was in remission. Liner notes are provided by Jimmy Buffett, one of Jesse’s most enthusiastic fans. In his four-decade career, Winchester had previously recorded ten studio albums (and several live releases), including his 2009 Appleseed debut, Love Filling Station (APR CD 1116), represented a career renaissance for Jesse as a recording artists and performer.  The new CD was produced by frequent Jimmy Buffet collaborator Mac McAnally, who also plays lead guitar. Jesse plays acoustic guitar and keyboard and sings in his uniquely weightless tenor; there’s an attuned rhythm section, and guest appearances by Grammy winner Jerry Douglas on lap steel and legendary saxophonist Jim Horn, among others.

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