LADY FINGERS: A Tale of Four African American Woman Guitar players
Kim Trusty and Val Tutson will recreate the life stories of guitarist, Etta Baker, Elizabeth Cotten, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie through story and song, hailing their accomplishments in difficult economic and social times and overcoming racial and gender prejudice in the field of music. These amazing women all intersect with Rhode Island’s musical history having performed during the 1950’s – 1960’s at the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals.
Created by URI-Arts
80 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903