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Ring the Golden Bells: Celebrating 101 Years of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

May 8, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm

| Free

Presented by Arts Brookfield, the New York Guitar Festival kicks off with a Mother’s Day concert at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey St.), celebrating the music of gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll. She was America’s first national gospel star, whose famous windmill guitar moves lived on in Keith Richards and Pete Townshend. Playing everywhere from the Cotton Club to Carnegie Hall and the Apollo, Sister Rosetta merged sacred lyrics with secular rhythms in a scorching guitar style.

Our Sister Rosetta house band will be NYGF Music Director Luther Dickinson, John Medeski – of Medeski Martin & Wood fame – on keyboards, as well as drummer Daru Jones and bassist Dominic John Davis – both from Jack White’s band. Southern blues-rock rising star AJ Ghent rounds out the string section.

With performances by: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Valerie June,  Dom Flemons, Ruthie Foster, Trixie Whitley and the Como Mamas.

Presenter:

Arts Brookfield

Website:

artsbrookfield.com/newyorkguitarfestival

Cost:

FREE, no tickets or reservations required

Details

Date:
May 8, 2016
Time:
8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/newyorkguitarfestival/

Organizer

Arts Brookfield
Email:
Website:
www.artsbrookfield.com

Venue

Brookfield Place New York – Winter Garden
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281 United States
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