.Gaye Adegbalola Adds Another Page to Her Musical Career

With her former band, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Gaye Adegbalola sang the “Middle Aged Blues Boogie:” “Seems that when you reach around middle age, you don’t want a final chapter, you want to write another page!” True to her lyrics, the Virginia-based singer, guitarist, teacher and activist (with roots in Harlem’s Black Power movement) has embarked on a vibrant solo career. From new originals about contemporary public figures like John Lewis and Kamala Harris to covers of the great blues women of the past who inspire her to comedic novelty songs, Adegbalola isn’t writing another page: she’s singing it.

Gaye Adegbalola 

Sun, 2pm, Free

Mitchell Park Bowl, Palo Alto

Addie Mahmassanihttps://www.addiemahmassani.com/
Addie Mahmassani is a poet based in Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at San Jose State University. There, she is a Teaching Associate as well as the lead poetry editor of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. She also surfs, sings and loves a part-sheepdog named Lou.


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