The Virginia Folklife Series: Wayne Henderson and Gaye Adegbalola

Folklife Program

Wayne Henderson and Gaye Adegbalola will perform at The Southern in Charlottesville on Sunday, November 18.  Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $12 or on the day of the show for $15.

Wayne Henderson (Photo by Pat Jarrett)

The concert is in partnership with the Virginia Folklife Program. Both Henderson and Adegbalola are currently participating in Virginia Folklife’s 2012-2013 Master and Apprentice Program, teaching an apprentice their crafts and helping their apprentices hone their skills. They each performed at the 2012 Apprenticeship Showcase at VFH in September.

Henderson is a guitar player and world-renowned luthier from Grayson County, and is the recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Henderson recently played at the Richmond Folk Festival on the Virginia Folklife Stage.

Gaye Adegbalola (Photo by Jon Lohman)

Adegbalola, of Fredericksburg, is a blues singer who has had a diverse career including scientific research, teaching, and directing experimental theater. She became a full-time performer as a founding member of the group Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women. After the group retired in 2009, she has continued to play on her own, and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Blues Music Award.


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