Friday, February 22, 2013
American Master Sister Rosetta Tharpe
It took a long time in American music history to recognize the impact Sister Rosetta Tharpe had on rock 'n' roll and gospel. Her guitar style, distilled from many African-American traditions, a voice that would cross from the sacred to the secular, and a memorable stage presence are now the subject of a PBS American Masters documentary.
Premieres Friday, February 22, 2013 on PBS (check local listings)