Here’s a recap of recent events, and info on what’s coming up!
My Blue South Band and I got a great reception in Port Royal, South Carolina at the end of June, for their Street Music Concert Series. The forecast was calling for rain, so we moved the show into The Shed, which wasn’t a bad thing, since it was air conditioned! We had a full house, and we were rockin’ it!
I was glad to see everyone having fun, in spite of the bad weather. Food, drinks, and music. What else do you need for a party?! :-)
Here’s a video that Delayna Earley shot at the show. Thanks, Delayna!
Toward the end of July, I’m headed to Florence, Alabama for a solo show at the W.C. Handy Music Festival. I’ll be in the Sweetwater Depot on Friday, July 24th. I’ll be looking for all my Huntsville fans!
On July 31st I’ll be in Sacramento, California with Val Starr’s band, at the Blues On the Patio Summer Concert Series. I’m really looking forward to getting back out to the west coast! Y’all come see me!
And we’re working on some summer midwest dates, and we’ll post them as soon as details are confirmed.
And I’ll be in Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana in the fall.
For details, click on the TOUR DATES tab above. Mark your calendars! And y’all come see me if you’re in the area.
In mid-June, I was at at one of the coolest little juke joints on the planet with my band, at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee!
It was great to see Gary Anton, and all my friends down there again! And my Blue South Band put out some of the best music I’ve ever heard…
Read what I wrote about it on June 22nd on my facebook page.
Bradfordville always broadcasts the first set on Saturday nights live on the internet, and it was great to have listeners from around the world there with us!
On May 30th, I was back in Chattanooga, at one of my favorite places – the Tropicana Room. We always have a great time there, with good food and good friends. I shared some of the fun stuff about my trip to the Blues Music Awards! And on Sunday, we had a private house concert at a friends house. We had a great crowd, and lots of fun and fellowship. I love house concerts!
In early May we were in Memphis, Tennessee for the Blues Music Awards! I was nominated for the Koko Taylor Award, and I couldn’t be more excited about that. I didn’t win, but we all had a ball at our international family reunion.
I got to perform at the awards show with my Blue South Band, and Lisa Biales joined us on stage as well.
I also performed at several venues while we were in Memphis, too. Greg Nagy and I sang a few at the Rum Boogie, and Lisa joined in with us. Then I shared the stage at the Hard Rock with the Andy T Band. They are an awesome band!
And the first weekend in May, along with some other artists, my band and I paid special tribute to legendary Paul Hornsby at the Wiregrass Festival in Dothan, Alabama in May.
And I also had some of my photography on exhibit at the Museum of Art! I was so excited about that!
I met some amazingly talented artists, and I’m looking forward to staying in touch with them.
Maybe we can make some more music together some time.
Wiregrass Festival schedule of events 2015
In April we headed over to Ozark, Alabama for the Crawdad and Music Festival and had another LARJ time! My band just keeps getting better and better, and the fans keep us all going.
I played another festival with my amazing Blue South Band at the Bikes Blues & BBQ Festival in Douglas, Georgia. We always have a blast when we’re on stage together, and this was no exception!
The night before Easter we had a full house at one of my favorite places, The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the north Georgia mountains. I always love playing there, and I’ll be back some in August. Keep an eye on my TOUR DATES for details!
In case you couldn’t tell, I love playing at the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga! I was there again in March for a solo show! We had a full house, and I did my usual mix of fun songs, love songs, ballads, dance songs, and story songs! We always have fun in Chattanooga!
I had a blast at the Capitol Oyster Bar in Montgomery with my band. Thanks to all the music lovers who came out to hear us! I always enjoy the food and the fun we have 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 was 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!