In Canada, Jesse met Robbie Robertson, lead guitarist and main songwriter for The Band. Robertson produced Jesse's first album - enlisting fellow Band-mate Levon Helm to help out on drums and mandolin, and musician/producer Todd Rundgren to serve as engineer.
Ironically for one of the most famous draft-dodgers of the 1970's, Jesse Winchester was born on a military base in Bossier City, Louisiana.
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