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Gaye Adegbalola Guest Hosts The Eclectic Woman Show, June 7


The Eclectic Woman Show

Welcomes Gaye Adegbalola

Returning as guest host with Sandy Snyder

Thursday, June 7, 2012




GAYE ADEGBALOLA, Blues Music Award winner (formerly called the W. C. Handy Award) and a founding member of Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, 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 four 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” and her Children’s Blues CD: “Blues in All Flavors.” Of note, Gaye and Roddy toured Ghana and Togo in West Africa in April, 2008. 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 is presently involved with issues of diversity and is committed to the struggle for GLBT rights.

Gaye’s latest project is a CD for kids, “Blues in all Flavors”; a sampler of blues styles for kids of all ages.  In addition to the music on the CD, Gaye has created a resource guide of learning activities for kids which complement and expand the experience of  each track on the recording.

We will be using this CD as the backbone of the show, adding “grown up” examples as we go. Please tune in from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, for this very special edition of The Eclectic Woman Show.

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