Cathy Winter is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, teacher, and recording artist with over 25 years of experience. Her reputation for concerts that are both entertaining and thought-provoking is grounded in her ability to move lightly from sing-alongs to social commentary and back to blues with humor, passion, and grace. Cathy's guitar work draws strength and versatility from her roots in early folk, jazz, and blues, lending a vital rhythmic quality to her original pieces. Moving between country, blues, and contemporary sounds, her rock-solid guitar playing and clear, expressive voice keep the melodies in your ears long after the singing has ended.
She has taught guitar in upstate New York for the past 25 years, performing at many prestigious festivals including Vancouver, Falcon Ridge, Winnipeg, Kerrville, Clearwater, and many others. She has been the recipient of funds from Meet the Composer and the National Endowment for the Arts. Cathy has released one children's album on Gentle Wind and three albums for adults on the Flying Fish label, with her 1992 Flying Fish album entered for a Grammy nomination.
"an expressive fingerstylist and persuasive writer"
"a gifted writer who creates characters and voices out of the fabric of American experience"
- Washington Post