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Jesse Winchester at the Tin Angel – 4/12/11

So along about forty some odd years ago, my girlfriend now my wife, told me about this great new artist that she read about in Rolling Stone Jesse Winchester!

Well, last Tuesday night we finally saw him live for the first time! Jesse captivated a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Tin Angel in Philly with his great songs and a few funny stories. One story involved a Mercury Gran Marguis and his “descent into geezerhood”. He opened with the humorous ” I Don’t Forget to Boogie” followed by one of his best and probably most covered songs “Brand New Tennessee Waltz”.  Jesse’s song have been covered by a variety of singers including Patti Page, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia, Jerry Jeff Walker, Wilson Pickett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Reba McEntire, David Ball (country music), Bonnie Raitt, Everly Brothers and Brewer < Shipley but his self professed favorite rendition of any song covered is that of Ed Bruce in his rendition of “Evil Angel”.

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