Even goats get the blues…

Well, well, well. It looks like my goats are trying to take my job! It looks like “Brownie” is singing “At Last”!

Brownie singing the blues with mic

Crimson Moon, Peach Pickin’ Mamas, BMA’s in Memphis, Billtown Festival, and playing with my goats!

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to post a quick update, to let you know what I’ve got going on.

First, I wanted you to see how I spent the afternoon a few days ago. When I’m on the road, I miss my family. And I miss all my pets and from this picture it seems the goats miss me!  I went down to visit them when I came off the road, and look how they greeted me!

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As most of you know, besides playing solo and with my band, I’ve also been blessed to team up with Lisa Biales as the “Peach Pickin’ Mamas,” and we just wrapped up another tour. Read all about it at http://www.PeachPickinMamas.com!

I’ll be hitting the road again this weekend, with a solo show on Saturday night at The Crimson Moon Cafe in Dahlonega. Their website states that they exist to “support the creative spirit,” and that’s so true. It’s one of my favorite venues, and I’m thrilled that I’ll be back on their stage.

I haven’t been on the road as much this year as I’d like to be, because I’m spending a lot of time in the studio working on my next album. I’m getting more and more excited about it by the day. I’ve got most of the songs recorded, and I’m working on a couple more new ones. I’ll be working hard with Paul Hornsby and my band over the next few months getting it all finished up. I can’t wait for you all to hear my new songs!!

Last week at the Eatonton Putnam Arts Foundation 2014 Photography Contest & Exhibition, I won a couple of ribbons. It seems that everybody likes my goats, because this photo, “Goats at the Gate” got one of the ribbons. You can see more of my photography at http://www.egkightphotography.com.

I’ll be in Memphis for the Blues Music Awards next month, then in June I’ll be playing at one of my all-time favorite festivals, the Billtown Blues Festival in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Keep an eye out on my schedule as we’re working on some new dates and I may be headed your way. Until then  keep a song in your heart!

EG

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In a songwriting mood, my mama’s birthday, and Peach Pickin’ Mamas tour!

Hello Everybody,

Welcome to Spring, where everything was blooming, then freezing again! Hopefully we’re done with the icy cold stuff till next winter. The weather has been so crazy, and I’m ready for it to be warm for a while.

I’ve been in a songwriting mood lately and as I finish a couple of songs, I sing them to my band, they put their spin on them, and then we go in the studio. These guys have been tearing it up! I hope to have this album finished before too much longer. The problem is, I keep writing songs that I think are better than the ones I already recorded, so I keep on recording more!
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Recording vocals in studio March 2014 sepia

We were supposed to play a festival in Douglas, Georgia last Saturday, and we were gonna let it fly! But the festival was called off due to the rain. We were so disappointed, and I can only imagine how the festival organizers felt. I hope we get a chance to play it next year…

Later this week I’ll be joining Lisa Biales in Indiana and Ohio, as we tour as the “Peach Pickin’ Mamas.” Talk about fun, we’ll be having some! The Ohio date is sold out, but in Indiana we’ll be performing at a country club, a house concert, and a premier community arts facility. Come out and see us! We’ll be lookin’ for ya!

My mama celebrated her 80th birthday today, and she’s gotten more “likes” on facebook than I normally do! I’m so happy for her, and that all my friends and fans love her, too.
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Here she is doing what she enjoys – on her John Deere, mowing her lawn. .

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The goats are doing fine and they seem excited about Spring finally getting here, except their noses are yellow from the pollen. They’re enjoying the green grass popping through, and they’re running around and playing all day long.

I hope to see you down the road real soon! Until then, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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UPCOMING SHOWS
WITH LISA BIALES,
AS “PEACH PICKIN’ MAMAS”
http://www.PeachPickinMamas.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 ~ Attica, IN
Harrison Hills Country Club
Dinner 6 pm, Show time 7:30 pm
413 E. New Street / 765-762-1135
http://www.harrisonhills.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 ~ Indianapolis, IN
House Concert On the Knoll – 8 pm
317-849-2878

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 ~ Portland, IN
Arts Place, Inc – 7:30 pm
131 East Walnut Street
866-539-9911 / 260-726-4809
http://www.artsland.org

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 ~ Oxford, OH
Big Song Music House – 8 pm
bigsongmusic@yahoo.com

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On the road again! And taking photos for Domestic Violence Prevention video!

Hey Everyone!

Last Saturday night I performed at a house concert for Mike and Marcia Adams, and let me tell you – we had an EXTRA larj time! I love doing house concerts because I’m literally just a few feet away from my audience. And what a great crowd this was! I was treated like a queen, and even had a few musicians sit in with me. The same thing happened a while back at Karen Claypool’s house concert. You never know what could happen at one of these events. It’s nothing but having a little party in your living room!

In between gigs, I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting, on some deep subjects. And one of them is a song that I started thinking about when I came home from the hospital a few years ago, after a life-threatening illness. It talks about how quickly our lives can change, and how we have to hold on…

My band has been working real hard with me on some new songs and we’ve been in the studio once already. They’re naturally tearing it up! We’ll be going back in real soon, and I can’t wait! I’m the luckiest singer on the planet, to get to work with Ken Wynn, Gary Porter, Johnny Fountain, and Mike Harrell. I’d put them up against any band out there!

I hope to see you all soon in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Marietta and Douglas, Georgia. I’m doing a solo and a couple of band shows, so you know I’ll be having a ball! I always enjoy being with my friends at the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga, and I haven’t been to Darwin’s in Marietta in a long time. It’ll be good to be back on their stage. And the boys and I are gonna let it fly at the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival in Douglas. Bring your friends and come on out to see us!

Last week I took photos of Kim Kight, my cousin who was the victim of domestic violence a few years ago. These pictures will be part of a video for the group Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, which should be seen nationally before long. Kim will be speaking, telling her story of survival, at an event in Atlanta on March 8th. Here’s a video that tells more about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqn9wErS9M&feature=youtu.be.

untitled-3000Kim Kight

Thanks for checking in with me on my blog, and for always supporting my music and my photography.

I can’t wait for you to hear the new songs! I’ll keep you posted on how the new album’s coming along.

Here’s my latest photo of me and Sweetie, taken on Valentine’s Day.

EG and Sweetie on Valentine's Day 2014

Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8 – Chattanooga, TN
The Tropicana Room at Chattanooga Billiards East
110 Jordan Drive / 423-499-3883 / 8 pm / Solo
http://www.cbcburns.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 – Marietta, GA
Darwin’s – 9:30 pm
1598 Roswell Road / 770-509-2664 / Band
http://www.darwinsburgers.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – Douglas, GA
Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival – 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Douglas Municipal Airport
440 Elton Brooks Drive / Band
http://www.CityofDouglas.com/BBBFest

For the full schedule, click on the “Tour Dates” tab.

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Headed to Tallahassee tomorrow! And we’re live on the internet!

Tomorrow my band and I will be in Tallahassee
at the Bradfordville Blues Club,
one of our all time favorite places to play!
I love my band,
and am so proud to have worked with them all these years.
They’re tight, dependable,
and some of the best players I’ve ever worked with!

Ken Wynn/guitar, Gary Porter/drums, Johnny Fountain/bass, Rhonda Porter/vocals

Ken Wynn/guitar, Gary Porter/drums, Johnny Fountain/bass, Rhonda Porter/vocals

COME SEE US!

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One of my songs will be on TV tonight!! Tune into “The Fosters” on ABC Family!

January was a great start to the year, and now February is looking pretty good! Yesterday I found out that a song I wrote, “Blue Dawn” with Tom Horner and Sunny Stephens, will be aired on a show called The Fosters on ABC Family tonight!!

I can’t wait to see the show and hear my song! This is my third song to be on TV and it’s just as exciting every time!

Tune in at 9pm EDT, 8 pm CST. http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/the-fosters

And you can hear the full song here.
http://www.reverbnation.com/egkight/song/20019361-blue-dawn

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Snow and ice in middle Georgia?!? Live taping at the Barn! Studio time, and more!

Hey Everybody!

I hope 2014 is being good to you so far. We’ve had snow and ice in Middle Georgia! Yea, I said Georgia. We can go from single digit temperatures to the 70′s in the same week. I braved the cold and went out and took some pictures of the ice, but it was too cold to stay out there for too long!

Icy branch from GA ice storm

After my last Chattanooga show, I spent some time in Nashville where I did some writing with Richard Fleming. He and I co-wrote several of my songs, including “Trouble,” “Peach Pickin’ Mama“, and several more. It had been quite a while since we were together but the chemistry was still there. We got two songs written in one afternoon!

Writing with Richard Fleming

Writing with Richard Fleming

This past Saturday, I was on the phone with another co-writer Tom Horner, and we got another new song written, too. This is one of my favorite things to do and I love writing with Richard and Tom. I’m planning on taking my band into the studio this week to record some of these new songs. Stay tuned…..

I received some good news about my photos last week. Two of them were chosen as some of the best of 2013 for Popular Photography Magazine. I have so much fun taking pictures, but I still have so much to learn. You can see my photos at this link. http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/2013-readers-contest-winners-gallery?i=381117&s=75

Next Saturday, February 15th, I’ll be back at The Barn at Crooked Pines in Eatonton, Georgia. I can’t wait to get back there. It’s actually a beautiful barn, the classiest one I’ve ever seen. I’ll be playing my solo show and I believe we’re going to record it. Who knows, a new “naked” album may come out of it. Come on down and be a part of the recording! I guarantee you’ll have a large time!

The Barn at Crooked Pines

I have some more interesting dates coming up. Be sure to click on the Tour Dates tab above, and check them out. I want to see you! Until then, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see you in Chattanooga!

I can’t think of a better way to start my year than
performing in one of my all-time favorite cities -
Chattanooga, Tennessee!

Come see me, and bring all your friends!
We’ll have a natural ball!

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.Tropicana Room
inside
Chattanooga Billiard Club East
110 Jordan Drive
423-499-3883
http://www.cbcburns.com

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As 2013 comes to a close, I want to personally thank you…

As 2013 comes to a close,
I want to personally thank you
for all you’ve meant to me this year.
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Thanks for coming to my shows,
and for taking my cd’s and photos
home with you.
You take a piece of my heart home with you
when you do that.
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I thank you for your friendship and for your love.
I’ve always felt it from you,
and you are what keeps me going.
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I hope 2014 is a great year for you.
If you’re hurting, I wish you healing.
If you’re tired, I wish you rest.
If you’re troubled, I wish you peace.
If you’re lonely, I’m sending you love.
.EG at the pond NYE.
I just want you to feel good, full of energy,
with a new zest for life.
May we all thrive to be the best we can be.
Let’s just do it!
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Keep a song in your heart!
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EG 

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