Let the Rough Side Drag

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
At his best, Jesse Winchester is an inspired songwriter with a unique worldview. But even at less than his best, he is a craftsman, capable of turning out an album's worth of well-written songs like those here that, now and then, suggest his personal viewpoint. The title track, another of Winchester's reflections on the importance of persevering under difficult circumstances, and "Damned If You Do," which suggests that you might as well follow your heart because you're in trouble either way, are up to his usual standard. But even slight songs like "Everybody Knows But Me" are clever and enjoyable, and overall, Let the Rough Side Drag, with its accomplished mixture of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
At his best, Jesse Winchester is an inspired songwriter with a unique worldview. But even at less than his best, he is a craftsman, capable of turning out an album's worth of well-written songs like those here that, now and then, suggest his personal viewpoint. The title track, another of Winchester's reflections on the importance of persevering under difficult circumstances, and "Damned If You Do," which suggests that you might as well follow your heart because you're in trouble either way, are up to his usual standard. But even slight songs like "Everybody Knows But Me" are clever and enjoyable, and overall, Let the Rough Side Drag, with its accomplished mixture of country and R&B, was Winchester's most accessible album so far, even if it was his least ambitious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140696426
  • Catalog Number: 6964

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jesse Winchester Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Flute, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Butterfield Harmonica
Maurice Beauchamp Keyboards
Chris Castle Drums
Bob Cohen Guitar
Ron Dann Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Ron Dawn Steel Guitar
Don Habib Bass
Marty Harris Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bob Lucier Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Carlisle Miller Saxophone
Bruce Murchison Violin
Ken Pearson Piano, Keyboards
Sharon Ryan Vocals, Background Vocals
Christian St. Roch Drums
Lori Zimmerman Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jesse Winchester Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Marty Harris Producer
Chuck Gray Producer, Engineer
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