Beth Harrington

Beth Harrington is an Emmy award–winning independent filmmaker whose work focuses on American culture, history, art, and music. Her film WELCOME TO THE CLUB — THE WOMEN OF ROCKABILLY about the pioneering women of rock and roll was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination and was seen on PBS stations across the country. In 2014, her film THE WINDING STREAM: THE CARTERS, THE CASHES AND THE COURSE OF COUNTRY MUSIC premiered at SXSW and won numerous festival awards including many Best Documentary laurels, as well as Critics’ Picks from both the New York Times and the Village Voice. Harrington has also worked with public television stations WGBH in Boston and Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, producing, directing, researching, and writing shows for local and national broadcast. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Communication from Syracuse University and a Master’s in American Studies from University of Massachusetts-Boston. She’s been a singer and sometimes guitarist, most noted for her years as a member of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers on Sire Records.