Local Blues Great, Thomasina Winslow, Dies

Nippertown lost another musical giant in the blues and folk genre. Thomasina Winslow was an internationally known blues guitarist and vocalist. She toured on the East Coast and internationally, and was a producer, composer, and teacher of the genre as well. Sadly, she passed away yesterday, Jan. 13, 2023.

A member of a musical family, she had been a performer since she was a toddler, first appearing on her late father’s album “Tom Winslow.”  

Thomasina performed numerous times at the Great Hudson Revival aka Clearwater Festival, and performed and toured with many others including Pete Seeger. Most recently, she had been performing with local blues powerhouse band Nite Train. Nite Train rocked the stage of the 2022 Eddies Awards.

There will be a memorial service in the future, probably in the 4-6 weeks time frame.

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  1. Kyoshii Joe Mansfield says

    Thomasina Winslow, shared her talent, love, teaching and preforming. In her class sessions everyone got something unique to take home. Her live shows, she again included every one, making the day, the night, your experience most memorable. Thank you so much.

  2. Allan Goldhammer says

    I’m saddened to hear this news. Thomasina was on the board of Clearwater, which I thought was a good thing, as she had both history and perspective that would be helpful. She was taken too soon, too young. My condolences to her family, friends, and fans.

  3. Terri Thal says

    I’m so sorry. Thomasina was talented, generous, and smart. I first met her years ago, when Nick Katzman came to the U.S. to visit and perform annually; they played together. She brought so much to our musical world. I’ll miss her, as will many, many others.

  4. Nat says

    My mom and I were introduced to Thomasina Winslow just last fall at the Troy Music Hall and we were smitten! Her voice, her acoustic style, her grace will be missed. Condolences to her family and all who knew her.

  5. Denise says

    I met, listened, and spoke with Thomasina only a few times whiled she performed with Night Train. Her exceptional soulful voice and amazing guitar playing captivated me. I had to dance every song she sang.! She had a grateful peaceful countenance and humble disposition when ever someone complimented her talent. I will miss her greatly.

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