Letting the music speak for us… Fine Arts Center, and Tribute to BB King!

Sometimes words can’t express what we’re feeling, so we let the music speak for us. And in the last week, I’ve had so many emotions running through me, that words are hard to come by. So, I let the music do the talking…

Last Saturday my Blue South Band reminded me what real pros they are. We were the first band to take the stage at a brand new Fine Arts Center, and as the sound crew worked out the kinks, my band played right on through. They were exceptionally amazing, and I am so grateful for each and every one of them.

I want to thank Gary Steppe, Regina Hawkins, and all the great crew at the Union County Schools Fine Arts Center, for sharing their beautiful space, and for the fine hospitality! And I thank the Chamber of Commerce, and the community, who came out to share the evening with us. I look forward to coming back some time.

EG and Blue South Band UCS Fine Arts Center 091915Ken Wynn/lead guitar, Gary Porter/drums, Johnny Fountain/bass, Mike Harrell/keyboards

And on Tuesday the 22nd, I was part of a Tribute to BB King at the City Winery in Nashville. I was thrilled to be invited, since BB was such an influence on my music in my early years. And we were honored to have Claudette King, BB’s daughter with us!

This event ended up being one of the best nights of music I’ve ever heard in all the years I’ve been coming Nashville. Gina Hughes, with the Galaxie Agency, put together a lineup of stellar artists. And we blew the roof off the place!

I sang a song with Stacy Mitchhart’s amazing band, and then he and I did a duet of BB’s “Please Send Me Someone to Love.” See what you think…

And here’s the finale. We sure didn’t want the night to end!

LtoR: Crystal Shawanda, Lee Roy Parnell, EG Kight, Stacy Mitchhart, Mike Farris, T. Graham Brown, Gale Mayes-Stuart, Claudette King, Cara Lippman, and James Montgomery on harmonica
Stacy’s band: Darin James/drums, Michael Dearing/bass, Cory Distefano/trumpet, Jules Caldarera/saxaphone, Dennis Wage/keys

 

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About EGKight

I've made music most of my life, and I enjoy every aspect of it. I'm a roots singer, songwriter, entertainer, publisher, and producer. My musical style has been called “country-flavored southern-fried blues.” I've headlined at clubs, theaters and festivals across America and in Europe. And my songs have been recorded by artists across the genres. Even my mentor, Koko Taylor, recorded a couple of my songs, and they landed on her last two Grammy nominated albums. I've had songs on five major TV networks, and I placed five songs in a movie that's available on Amazon Prime. I love songwriting, and I love performing, and I love to see all my fans at my shows. I'll see you out there on the road!

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