I’ve been staying close to home this winter, writing new songs for my next album!
The creative process never stops!
I hope you’re staying safe and warm out there!
I was on Vinny Bond Marini’s “Music On The Couch” program last year.
And now I have a chance to be featured in his 2016 calendar, for the month of September.
And YOU can vote on your favorite artist for each month!
Click here to cast your vote. http://www.musiconthecouch.com/#!calendar-contest/c1uk4
Tell all your friends, too, so they can join in on the fun!
I was in Nashville on business recently, and went down to one of my favorite clubs there – Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar.
Stacy Mitchhart and his amazing band was playing, and I got to sit in with them.
We had a ball! Check it out!
VOTING FOR THE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS HAS ENDED, BUT YOU CAN FIND OUT THE RESULTS AT THE AWARDS SHOW IN MEMPHIS IN MAY!
EG has been nominated for the Koko Taylor Award from the Blues Foundation.
If you’re not a member yet, joining is easy.
To get info, or tickets, visit http://www.Blues.org.
February 22nd is World Encephalitis Day.
As some of you may remember, I had this a while back, along with meningitis, and it’s changed my life. It’s an everyday struggle.
Just this week a University Of Georgia student lost her life to this brain infection.
I know that I am blessed to be here, and I know without a doubt that music has helped with my healing.
Aliki Chrysochou is an artist from London, England who had encephalitis and will be putting on a concert online this afternoon, during a streaming event for The Encephalitis Society. Check it out. http://www.worldencephalitisday.org/awakenings-concert
You can watch the streaming event online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpkQoMidUlo
And you can read my comeback story here www.EGKightMusic.com/egs-story
FEBRUARY 6: This weekend EG is LIVE in Chattanooga!
Friday night at a Claypool house concert. (To RSVP, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Then Saturday night at 8 pm the Tropicana Room, with special guest Norbert Fuhrmann, from Germany!
Watch a clip of them live together at Music in the Pines from 2013.
For more details, click on TOUR DATES above.
ANOTHER NEW PAGE ADDED TO THIS SITE FEBRUARY 1ST!
Read the latest PRESS RELEASE under the ABOUT tab.
EG landed on the Top 5 Best Blues Artists of 2014 list!
Others on the list include Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr., and Eric Bibb.
And look who EG’s keeping company with in the top 10 Albums for 2014!
Included on this list are the Mannish Boys, Steve Krase, Austin Walkin’ Cane, Dave & Phil Alvin, John Nemeth, Steve Dawson, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Keb Mo, and the Holmes Brothers.
EG also landed on the The Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Blues Album Chart for 2014!
One of EG’s photographs chosen to be the cover for a novel about the life and times of Robert Johnson!
Available now at Amazon.
To see more of EG’s photography, visit http://www.EGKightPhotography.com
EG and her Blue South Band are LIVE in Tallahassee, Florida at Bradfordville Blues Club!
EG is celebrating HER BIRTHDAY, as well as GARY ANTON’s BIRTHDAY!
If you can’t be there in person, you can tune in to the first set live on the internet!
For details click on the TOUR DATES tab above.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
MAY THIS YEAR BE FILLED WITH GOOD MUSIC, AND LOTS OF LOVE FOR EVERYONE!
NEW PAGES ADDED TO THIS SITE!
Read the latest ARTICLES and INTERVIEWS with one easy click.
And you can VOTE for EG for the Blues Music award.
And see photos of EG ON STAGE through the years, around the world, under the PHOTOS/VIDEOS tab.
To see her photograph that landed on the cover of a book about Robert Johnson, click on the PHOTOGRAPHY tab!
AND, there is now a brand new page dedicated to the goats – click on the GOAT REPORT tab to read all about the new babies.
EG RECEIVES “KOKO TAYLOR AWARD” NOMINATION FOR THE 2015 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!
When the news came out this morning that I’d been nominated for this prestigious award, named after my friend and mentor, I was elated! It brought tears to my eyes. I’ve had nominations in the past, but this one is especially exciting, because I know Koko would be excited for me, too.
Here’s a photo of when she surprised me at my show in Huntsville. I was in shock to look up and see her standing there. She said she never got to go see other shows, and she wanted to come to mine. That’s a day I’ll never forget!
She is so much a part of my music, and her friendship meant so much to me. I still miss her every day…
I’m honored to be included in this category with all the other amazing artists. Congratulations to ALL the nominees! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again in Memphis in May. It’s always like a great big family reunion!The Blues Foundation is a wonderful organization and will soon be opening the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. They work tirelessly for all blues musicians, and we’d be lost without them. Only members of the Blues Foundation can vote for the BMA’s, so if you’re not a member yet, sign up today!Read the complete list of nominees at http://www.blues.org/2014/12/36th-blues-music-award-nominees-announced/
The nominators are carefully-screened Blues experts, consisting of Blues radio programmers, print media representatives, retailers, educators, photographers, festival presenters, talent buyers, and other Blues aficionados who attend many live performances and actively listen to the majority of Blues recordings issued in any given year. The nominators are chosen from the Blues Foundation’s membership, with a focus on geographical balance and extent of involvement within the Blues genre. Most are from the United States, but there are currently also nominators from Canada, Europe and Central America.
EG AND HER BLUE SOUTH BAND HEAD SOUTH TO
FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND!
SHOWS IN THE ATLANTA AREA, AND THEN IN INDIANA AND MICHIGAN!
MAKE PLANS NOW TO BE THERE!
EG’s A NEW DAY album debuts at #9 on the Living Blues Chart!
NEW VIDEOS POSTED ON OCTOBER 6TH!
Watch EG live with her Blue South Band at the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga on October 4th!
Comin’ Down with the Blues
To see more videos, click the VIDEOS tab above!
EG’S “A NEW DAY” ALBUM AT #1 ON ROOTS MUSIC REPORT FOR STATE OF GEORGIA!
The album charted at #16 on the Top 50 Blues Album chart! And the song “Holdin’ On‘” debuted at #32 on the Top 50 Blues Song chart!
Thanks to all of you in radio who are helping to spread my music around, and to the media for helping get the word out!
EG’S BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASED NATIONALLY SEPTEMBER 16TH!
“EG Kight, the ‘Georgia Songbird,’ has a stellar reputation as a writer, performer and producer. Even her legion of longtime fans will marvel at the musical and emotional range that she captures in ‘A New Day.'” - Jesse A. Finkelstein, Blues Radio International
Hear full versions of “Holdin’ On'”, “Comin’ Down with the Blues” and “Don’t Give Up!”
Press Release – EG’s brand new album “A New Day”
“…showcasing 10 original blues and roots songs performed in her inimitable sassy/sweet southern style.
Kight’s grateful to be alive, after a major health scare a few years back. “When things happen so suddenly in life, it’s scary,” she says, “but most of the time we can somehow find a blessing from it. Since I recorded my last CD, I had a life-threatening illness (meningitis and encephalitis) and it changed my life. A year after the illness, I was finally able to write songs again, and they seem to flow from a deeper place,” she states.
EG remains positive and uses her music not only as a medicine for her own continued recovery, but also as a message of hope and guidance for those out there facing similar challenges.”
Click on the REVIEWS tab above for all the latest media reviews
AUGUST 23RD: EG Kight mentioned in article – “A Brief History of the Blues”
“Blues as a music is viable and is being created by new musicians. Bands like Vintage Trouble, Samantha Fish… Susan Tedeschi, Damon Fowler, Sue Foley, Tinsley Ellis, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Dave Keller, Dave Keyes, EG Kight, Lisa Bailes and the list goes on and on. All of them writing and creating new music, and all of it is blues, and all of them are out there touring and trying to bring their blues to whoever will listen.”
JULY 11TH: From Knoxville, TN about upcoming show
“Shortly after recording her last album in 2011, the singer-songwriter guitarist was stricken with viral meningitis and encephalitis. After the life-threatening ordeal, Kight says she was afraid her songwriting was over.
In the 1980s, it was country music that most people knew Kight for. She made regular appearances on the TV show “Nashville Now.” However, as time went on, she became more interested in blues. Koko Taylor was a particular inspiration and it was a particular thrill, later, when the two became friends and Taylor recorded Kight’s songs.
Now she’s recognized in the blues community as one of the greats…”
“BELLE OF THE BLUES”
– THE LATEST ALBUM FROM LISA BIALES, PRODUCED BY EG KIGHT AND PAUL HORNSBY –
NOMINATED FOR A BLUES BLAST AWARD FOR “ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR!”
Read more about it at http://www.LisaBiales.com!