What OLOHP Women Are Up To
Not surprisingly, the women who have shared their stories with the OLOHP are a fascinating bunch. So much so that we decided to devote a page on our website to highlight some of the many endeavors in which they are currently involved.
Gaye Adegbalola, Fredricksburg, VA
Born 1944, interviewed in 2015
Interviewing the dynamic Gaye Adegbalola was a unique experience for the Project. She and her interviewer would be talking away, when suddenly, Gaye would break out in song! Kudos to the transcriber who took this one on –– she did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of Gaye's interview.
For those who don't know her work, here is just a brief peek at the multi-talented Gaye Adegbalola: Blues Music Award winner and a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Gaye 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 five CDs on her own Hot Toddy Music label.
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.
Learn more about Gaye's life, music, writings and more, visit http://www.adegbalola.com/
Why order music, books or DVDs directly from Gaye at her website?
When you order directly from Gaye, you not only receive the desired high-quality, mind-blowing product (and her fingerprints!), but you also help Gaye retain more of the profits from the sale ... in case you were wondering. You can also request an autograph!
Some of Gaye's Recordings
As a part of the group Uppity Blues Women
Check out some of Gaye's fascinating essays on her website… here are a few titles to tempt you: