Rosetta Tharpe, “The God-Mother of Rock N’ Roll” and “Mother of Black Women In Rock” will be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame this Spring. Sister Rosetta began singing and playing guitar in the ‘sanctified’ church – which frowned upon secular music, women wearing pants and anything other than heterosexuality. Despite opposition, she persisted in both music worlds, and inspired the sound of early rock legends like Chuck Berry.
In the tradition of Nice & Rough, Sister Rosetta could only do it one way…. Unapologetic and powerful, like a parent to a child she passed down a legacy of boldness, authenticity, sexual freedom, and an uncensored voice to new generations of Black Women In Rock!