Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase Gaye Adegbaloia

Gaye Adegbaloia

Gaye Adegbalola, Blues Music Award winner (formerly called the W. C. Handy Awards) and a founding member of Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, plays guitar, harmonica and is a composer. She has recorded 9 CDs on Alligator Records and has toured widely throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Gaye has also released two CDs on her own Hot Toddy Music label: "Neo-Classic Blues" with Roddy Barnes and "Blues Gone Black" by Blue Mama Black Son (Gaye & her son Juno). Another CD, "Gaye Without Shame," was completed in February, 2008, and is set for release this summer. Gaye and Roddy will be touring Ghana and Togo in West Africa in April, 2008.

A former Virginia State Teacher of the Year, Gaye is also in demand for workshops, seminars and motivational public speaking. A long time activist, she is presently involved with issues of diversity and is committed to the struggle for GLBT rights. For more info, visit .

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