We lost Jesse Winchester last week. I’m sad because he was the real deal and not enough people knew that. Robbie Robertson “discovered” Jesse in 1969 when I was working as The Band’s tour manager and as I recall Jesse couldn’t come into the U.S. because he had fled to Canada to escape the draft. He made a great record that Robbie produced, but he never reached the James Taylor level of stardom. Listen to this song he sang on an Elvis Costello TV program and look how it affected Elvis and Neko Case.