Sister Rosetta Tharpe Centennial, Regional Concerts & More
Friday is the centennial birthday of gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Crossroads continues the month-long feature with more music from her, one of her classic songs performed by the Holmes Brothers, related gospel blues, and a House of Blues Gospel Blues special in hour two of the show.
Plus music from Marcia Ball, who also celebrates a birthday Friday, and from several artists with regional concerts in the coming week.
The PBS American Masters series did a documentary about Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It is available for viewing on line, along with a timeline of her life and career, and other information and resources here.