Photos by Jeremy Gordon

The 2016 New York Guitar Festival kicked off at the Winter Garden Atrium with an opening event that paid tribute to gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Performers for the event included Luther Dickinson, John Medeski, and AJ Ghent as the house band with Grammy-winner Alvin Youngblood Hart, Valerie June, Dom Flemons, Ruthie Foster, Rachael Davis, Trixie Whitley. Each artist performed two songs, one of their own choosing and one from Tharpe’s catalog.

Jeremy Gordon reporting from New York City… | NYC