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Bob Margolin's VizzTone Blues Revue which is booked by Hugh Southard, hugh@BMATours.com, 704-525-1559.
Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Rutz, an a capella blues quartet, consists of Gaye Adegbalola, GloriaRain, Marta Fuentes and Tanyah Dadze. From time to time, this Virginia based group of seasoned activists musicians would break out in song when hanging out. Now they combine four very unique voices with percussion to present a humorous, informative, uplifting and entertaining show of roots music — blues, R&B, work songs, field hollers, and spirituals — in support of empowerment and equality for all. The group's repertoire is mainly drawn from Gaye's original songs.
These women are historians, healers, visionaries and activists. They have used their voices to promote the causes of racial, GLBT, economic and women’s civil rights in events such as voter registration fundraisers and “One Billion Rising” where they appeared at the Richmond Coliseum with Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, in a rally to stop violence against women and girls.
Susan Singer, "One Billion Rising" organizer writes "Your choice of songs was flawless. Your showmanship, as always, was stupendous. Your musicianship was fabulous. And your generosity of spirit pervaded the Coliseum and helped make the day the incredible event it was."
In regard to Gaye's originals, renown blues journalist, David Whiteis, writes in Living Blues Magazine, "But it's that very uncompromising strength — of music, of imagination, of spirit — that makes (her songs) special. Here Gaye Adegbalola offers new proof — if we needed it — that the blues remains a music of relevance and social impact."
Here's Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz doing "Giving You My Mojo."
Miz A & The Freedom Band
Gaye fronts "Miz A & The Freedom Band" - a six piece electric blues band
Available for special events, especially dances; group has a big sound and danceable, infectious rhythms
Photo by Sylvia DeVoss
(Photo, left to right: Resa Gibbs, Jeff Covert, Gaye, Roddy Barnes, Jackie Merritt & Juno Pitchford)
Bob Margolin's VizzTone Blues Revue
Bob Margolin's VizzTone Blues Revue - an all-star revue of The VizzTone Label Group's Blues artists, individually featured and collaborating.
Bob Margolin’s Vizztone Blues Revue is now booking festivals and concerts represented by BMA Tours' Hugh Southard, hugh@BMATours.com, 704-525-1559.
Gaye as Guest
Gaye as a guest with other bands and musicians
Alligator recording artist Gaye Adegbalola has been writing original songs, singing and playing guitar and harmonica for decades. She co-founded Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women in 1984 and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Adegbalola is a Blues Music Award (BMA) winner for her song "Middle Aged Blues Boogie." (The BMA, formerly the W. C. Handy Award, is the "Grammy" of the blues community.) As of Spring, 2012, she has recorded 14 CDs -- 9 with Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, 5 aolo/duos including the critically acclaimed "Gaye Without Shame" and the children's CD, "Blues in All Flavors."
A dynamic speaker and a natural teacher, Gaye Adegbalola can engage, provoke, and inspire just about any audience. She currently offers lectures and facilitates various workshops, including, but not limited to those described here. Customized workshops, presentations and lectures can also be created by request.
To book Gaye click here.