The following are performers who appear in various videos for “The Songs of Alice Winship – A Tribute,” but do not otherwise appear in the festival.  The Tribute was organized by the Maritime Folknet organization.


Helen Gilbert is one of the officers in Maritime Folknet and the primary organizer of the Songs of Alice Winship tribute.  She has played at Tumbleweed in the past as one of the Drunken Maidens.

The Northshore Ramblers are the father and daughter team of Bob Jackson and  Lynn Applegate.  They play a broad spectrum of music from nautical and Americana to original songs writen by Bob.  Sometimes they are joined by Alex Sturbaum, but usually they are a delightful duo.  They have made wonderful videos of some of their favorite Alice Winship songs that are found on YouTube.

Laura Basset is one of the finest female shanty singers in the Northwest.  She has performed at Tumbleweed in the past as a member of Strikes a Bell.

David Kessler is member of the shanty singing group Strikes a Bell, and is a great solo singer.  He has a huge repertoire of maritime songs from the east coast, which was his former home.

Mary Wilson grew up in Richland, but she is now a lawyer in Seattle and is active in several singing groups there, including Strikes a Bell.

Wendy Joseph is a longtime friend of Alice Winship who did many performances and workshops with her at Tumbleweed in the past, and was often an emcee on various stages.  She is an author and one of the few Northwest nautical singers who has been to sea working on cargo ships.  She has many sea stories to tell and has even encountered pirates!

Chris Roe has been a Tumbleweed regular for many years.  She plays concertina and harp but is also a great a capella singer of traditional, nautical and contemporary American folk songs.  She is also occasionally a songwriter, and a past winner of the Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest.

Dan Roberts is now one of the prime movers of Maritime Folknet, which was led by Alice Winship for many years.  He is a founding member of The Whateverly Brothers, and a former Tri-Citian.

Performers Bios 2021