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Appleseed Recordings just announced a new album from the late singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester, which will be released on September 16, 2014. A Reasonable Amount of Trouble is Winchester’s final studio album and was written when he was in remission from his first instance of cancer in 2011.
A Reasonable Amount of Trouble was produced by Mac McAnally, who has also worked with major artists like Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney. Of the twelve new tracks, nine are original compositions, with many featuring instrumental contributions from McAnally on guitar, as well special guests Jerry Douglas on lap steel and Jim Horn on saxophone.
Appleseed Records President Jim Musselman posted, “Jesse was a beautiful human being and one of the most wonderful artists that I have had the honor to work with. We had just finished recording a new CD with him called A Reasonable Amount of Trouble and he was very excited about the songs on the album. Jesse recorded a new song about life called ‘All That We Have Is Now’ about living life fully, and also a beautiful song about facing death titled ‘Just So Much’ that I cannot listen to without getting tears in my eyes. He showed such courage facing death and was strong throughout. We all can learn a lot from him in many ways . . . I am heartbroken over the loss of this remarkable musician.”
Winchester had a long, storied career, releasing 10 solo albums and writing a number of songs for other artists since releasing his self-titled debut album in 1970. He passed away on April 11th, 2014, after a second battle with cancer. Winchester was and remains highly esteemed in the musical community, counting legends like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello and Jerry Douglas as friends and admirers.