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Gaye Todd Adegbalola, Blues Music Award winner (formerly called the W. C. Handy Award) and a founding member of Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women (1984-2009), plays guitar, harmonica and is a composer. She has recorded 10 CDs on Alligator Records and has toured widely throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Gaye has also released six CDs on her own Hot Toddy Music label: "Neo-Classic Blues" with Roddy Barnes, "Blues Gone Black" by Blue Mama Black Son (Gaye & her son, Juno), “Gaye Without Shame,” her Parents' Choice Gold Award winning Children’s Blues CD, “Blues in All Flavors,” "Is It Still Good to Ya?" by Gaye & The Wild Rūtz, and “The Griot,” released in 2019.

A former Virginia State Teacher of the Year, Gaye is also in demand for workshops, lectures and motivational public speaking. A long time activist, she continues to provide a voice for those who have been mar- ginalized by society. By definition of her life’s work, she is a griot.

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