Premier Guitar names Tharpe a "Forgotten Hero" in its May 2011 issue.

Watch video of Gayle Wald discussing Tharpe at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Tharpe is featured in the Rock Hall's "Women Who Rock" exhibit, from May 2011-February 2012.

Rosetta Tharpe gets a gravestone! Read here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shout Sister Shout
The Godmother of Rock, a film about Rosetta Tharpe by Mick Czaky, airs February 22, 2013 on PBS. Watch the trailer here!

Gayle Wald is a Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

"American Masters Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll” premieres nationwide Friday, February 22 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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Based largely on Shout, Sister, Shout!, Godmother of Rock received rave reviews when it aired on BBC4 in the United Kingdom in January 2011. In its wake, the Guardian newspaper even ran an editorial arguing for Rosetta Tharpe's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It received similar accolades when it was screened at the Reel Music Festival in Portland, Oregon in October, 2012. The film has also be shown at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin in March 2012 and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in February 2011.

Hoping you see the film in Feburary! In the meantime, you can watch a clip here.

"Mixing tireless reporting with nuanced musical and cultural insights, Wald's Shout, Sister, Shout! is about as good as musical reparations get."

"Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Proclaims January 11, 2008 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Day."

Read more about Shout, Sister, Shout at www.Gibson.com .