We at the ABS are heart broken to report that our own long time Musician Sponsor, Lola Gulley, has passed.

Lola has been a fixture in the Atlanta blues scene for a long time and was always ready to help out with our monthly gatherings and special events. She held court on Monday nights at the Northside Tavern hosting an open jam for all players – young and old and in between.

Her yearly Toys for Tots drive and Animal Rescue fundraisers were always fabulously successful and she could be counted on to perform at countless other fundraisers. She recently won a Lifetime Artist Award from the Jus’ Blues Foundation. Lola was an integral part of the Women in Blues movement and participated in many WIB events in Memphis.

She was crowned as one of the Queens of the Atlanta Blues along with Francine Reed and Sandra Hall by the Atlanta City Council at the 2013 Candler Park Fall Fest. She toured all over the world and was loved by many overseas. A true legend, she will be sorely missed and the Atlanta Blues scene will never be quite the same.

Saturday, April 9 @ 2:00pm
The Embassy ATL Church


Services entrusted to (to send flowers):
HOPE Funeral Home
Tel: 1-770-461-9222

Celebration of Life
Sunday, April 10, Noon to 10pm
Northside Tavern

gofundme to assist with Funeral services: