Reasonable Amount of Trouble
A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TROUBLE is the late Southern singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester's final studio CD, written and recorded while he was in remission from the cancer that eventually returned and claimed him in April 2014. The new CD was produced by Mac McAnally, who also plays lead guitar (and has performed both functions for Jimmy Buffett, among others, for years), and features nine distinctively insightful, gentle, often humorous original songs with a folk/country flavor about everyday people and their lives and three lovingly chosen cover versions of the oldies Jesse enjoyed so much. Jesse plays acoustic guitar and keyboard and sings in his uniquely weightless tenor; there's an attuned rhythm section, and guest appearances by Newgrass country Grammy winner Jerry Douglas on lap steel and legendary saxophonist Jim Horn, among others. Liner notes are provided by Jimmy Buffett.