Gaye Adegbalola (born Gaye Todd, March 21, 1944, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States) is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer.

Personal Life

In 2000, in a short piece on her work and career in The Advocate, Adegbalola came out as a lesbian. She had been with her life partner, Suzanne Moe since 1991.

Her surname, Adegbalola, was given to her by a Yoruba priest she met in 1968. The surname translates to "I am reclaiming my royalty," and Gaye uses the name to signify her pride in her black heritage.