All performance options are booked by firstname.lastname@example.org except for
Bob Margolin's VizzTone Blues Revue which is booked by Hugh Southard, hugh@BMATours.com, 704-525-1559.
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."
Gaye Adegbalola & the Wild Rutz perform a cappella blues with percussion and occasional guitar. The group consists of Gaye Adegbalola, Gloria Jackson, 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. More biographical information about the Wild Rutz can be found here.
Gaye and The Wild Rutz perform "She Just Wants to Dance" at the National Women's Music Festival, MainStage, June, 2014.Here's Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz doing "Giving You My Mojo."
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
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 February, 2015, she has 16 recordings in national distribution including the critically acclaimed "Gaye Without Shame," Parents' Choice Gold Award winner for children's music, "Blues in All Flavors," and "Is It Still Good to Ya?" with her most recent group, Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rūtz. Her last 5 CDs are on her own Hot Toddy Music.
A dynamic speaker and a natural teacher (former Virginia State Teacher of the Year), 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.