Archives: Performers

Phil Wiggins

Washington, D.C. native Phil Wiggins is a Takoma Park, Maryland, resident, blues musician, teacher and artistic director, a two time winner of the prestigious WC Handy Blues Foundation awards, is only the third harmonica player to receive the lifetime honor of an NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Today he is the only living player of the

Gaye Adegbaloa

For many visitors to this site, no introduction is needed – Gaye has performed all over the world individually and as part of the group Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women. However, to briefly introduce Gaye, she is a mother, a Blues Music Award winner and a former Virginia State Teacher of the Year. She