Performance Options

Solo & Duo   |   Band   |   Workshops   |   Presentations & Lectures

Booking contacts for Gaye and Gaye Adegbalola & the Wild Rūtz are here.
Bob Margolin's VizzTone Blues Revue 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."

Acoustic Duo

Acoustic Duo — Gaye usually tours as a duo. She often works with John Freund, has recorded a CD with Roddy Barnes, and sometimes performs with other acoustic artists.

Gaye Adegbalola & John F. Freund

Gaye is often accompanied by John F. Freund, lead guitarist for The Dear Johns Blues Band. They perform many of Gaye's new and old originals, as well as covering some traditional Blues favorites.

Gaye Adegbalola & Roddy Barnes

When accompanied by Roddy, they often don their tuxes and come alive cabaret style mainly performing songs from the 1920s and ‘30s.. They also present “edutainment” explaining the historical content in old blues songs. They have done many of these presentations for the U.S. State Department in Ghana, Togo, Jamaica, Montenegro and other Eastern European countries.

Neo-Classic Blues: Gaye with accompanist Roddy Barnes


Saffire Revisited

Saffire Revisited consists of original Saffire members, Andra Faye and Gaye Adegbalola with the incredible Kelley Hunt on piano.

SAFFIRE REVISITED is being booked by Al Berman at Out Loud Talent


VizzTone Blues Revue

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


Presentations & Lectures

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 2019, she will have 17 recordings in national distribution including 6 on her own label, Hot Toddy Music. Her children’s CD, “Blues in All Flavors,” received the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Music. Her most recent recording, “The Griot,” presents topical blues for topical times. 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.

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