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HerSong: Thomasina Winslow's Lasting Legacy

A woman sitting in a recording studio with an acoustic guitar, smiling at the camera.
Vincent A. Giordano

New Baltimore’s Thomasina Winslow was one of the Local 518’s biggest blues ambassadors. A singer, songwriter who followed in her father’s footsteps by picking up the guitar, Thomasina traveled nationally and around the world touring and performing her fusion of acoustic guitar-driven blues to diverse audiences. She also dedicated years to bringing arts education to at-risk youth. Most recently, she had been performing with local blues powerhouse band Nite Train. Thomasina passed away in January 2023 at the age of 57.

She first recorded at age four with her father, the legendary folk/blues musician Tom Winslow who worked closely with Pete Seeger. As an adult Thomasina's experience as a studio musician and touring "sideman" led her to many stages around the world where she has showed her eclectic comfort with all genres of music from Classical to Funk to African Pop Fusion and Chicago blues, but it's the beautiful acoustic blues that she is most known for.

In December of 2022, Winslow sat down with WMHT's Jade Warwick to discuss her music career and the amazing work she was doing in the community. You can watch the full interview here.

Bandcamp: https://thomasinawinslow.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomasinablues

Website: https://thomasinawinslow.com/home

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqQy8zxkYxTkksmi190_OAA