I’m so thankful!!

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I want all of you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life.

Most of you know how important my new album, A NEW DAY, is to me. This album is one that I wasn’t sure I’d ever make, because of the life-threatening illness that took me down, just months before my 2011 release.

The first song I was able to write while recovering from meningitis and encephalitis is on A NEW DAY. “Holdin’ On” is my story, about hanging on, and not giving up.

We’ve all been through some tough times, and if we’d given up, we wouldn’t be where we are now. I’m so thankful to be alive, and I think the lyrics of that song tell it all….

If you don’t have the album yet, you can buy it as a CD at our special holiday rate, or as a download. http://www.EGKight.com/discography/discindex.html
All 8 cd covers Nov 2014

And share the link with your family and friends.

We all need a little encouragement sometimes, and I hope my music does that….

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Love,
EG

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Upcoming shows – 4 in Georgia, 2 in Indiana, 1 in Michigan, festival in Florida!

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I’m in the first round of the GRAMMY nominations!

Along with a lot of other folks,
I made it into the first round of the
GRAMMY nominations.
If you’re a GRAMMY voter,
I’d sure appreciate your consideration.  🙂

Making it into the second round is half the battle.
Thanks so much!

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I’m coming to Chattanooga! Album release party Saturday!

Come join me and my Blue South Band in Chattanooga
as we celebrate A NEW DAY!
Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.
$15 cover at the door

We’ll see you there!

Tropicana Room 100414 with band FINAL 2Here’s a link to an article in the Chattanooga paper today.
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/02/eg-kight-back-better-ever-oct-4/

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My new album is on the charts! Peach Pickin’ Mamas in Muncie, and Chattanooga CD release party!

Hello everybody!

I just wanted to post an update to let you know how my new album is doing. It came out last week and it landed at #1 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 for the state of Georgia! And now it’s #16 on the Top 50 Blues Album chart! And the song “Holdin’ On’” debuted at #32 on the Top 50 Blues Song chart! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the news!

EG Kights A NEW DAY #1 on GA Roots Music Report

And it’s getting lots of great reviews and quite a bit of airplay.  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!

I had a wonderful CD release party at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia last Friday. The theatre was full and the folks connected, and gave us what we needed to put on our best show.  Thanks to my special guests, Diane Durrett, Paul Hornsby, and Gregg Brooks for adding so much to our show.  My band, The Blue South Band, was on their A game, and it was an exciting night!

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EG Kight and BS Band Cox Capitol 091914
EG Kight and Diane Durrett at Cox Capitol Diane Durrett and me backstage at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Here’s a video of Gregg Brooks with me and my Blue South Band. It was an emotional performance, and I was so glad that Gregg felt well enough to join us. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=800513933302464

Now, I’m on to Muncie, Indiana to meet up with Lisa Biales to perform our “Peach Pickin’ Mamas” show next Tuesday.  We always have a ball and laugh a lot. Lisa is such a sweetheart to sing with, and I look forward to every show we do together.

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After Indiana, I’ll be heading to Chattanooga to meet up with my Blue South Band for another CD release party at Chattanooga Billiards East in the Tropicana Room on October 4th.  I’ll be looking for all my friends and fans in that area to come out and hear my band and all the new songs!

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Several people have asked about the red strings on my sparkle strat guitar. I love the color red, and I love that my strings and guitar match my lipstick! They are DR Strings and you can find out about them here. http://www.drstrings.com/#!red-devils-list/c3q6

EG Kight's red DR Strings
Thanks again for supporting my new CD.  This one is really special to me, and you can read my story behind it here. http://www.EGKightMusic.com/egs-story

And there are several ways you can get your copy! Check them out here. http://www.EGKightMusic.com/music

Keep an eye on my tour dates. I’ll be in Ohio the middle of October, then several Georgia dates, and then I’ll head up to Indiana and Michigan!

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

EG
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A New Day is here!!!

Good morning Y’all!

Today’s the day that my new CD “A New Day” is being released nationally!!
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I can’t tell you how proud I am of this album.  There was a time I didn’t think I’d get to make another one, but here it is! And since so many people have been asking how it feels to be releasing this new album, some of them don’t know what it took to get here. So I wanted to share my story, so everyone will know why this album is so special to me. You can read about it here.  www.EGKightMusic.com/egs-story

I can’t wait for you to hear it! Click here for lots of options to get your copy.  www.egkightmusic.com/music It’s available through my website, Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby.

We’re having a CD release party this coming Friday, September 19th at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon. I’ll have special guests Diane Durrett and Paul Hornsby joining in.  And you just never know who else may show up! You can get tickets at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com
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We’ve made some updates to my website and I’d love for you to take a look.  We’ve officially named my band “The Blue South Band,” and we’ve added their bios to my siteI do love these guys.  They’re family to me. Read all about them at http://www.EGKightMusic.com/blue-south-band-bios.

I’l be joining Lisa Biales at the end of the month in Muncie, Indiana for a “Peach Pickin’ Mamas” show then I’ll have another CD release coming up in Chattanooga on October 4th. Then I’ll head out for a few dates in Ohio.

Keep an eye on my tour dates page, because we keep adding things.  I sure hope to see you on the road, somewhere along the way.  Until then…. Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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Remembering 9/11

After the events of 09-11-01, none of us would ever be the same.
My heart aches for all those who lost loved ones,
for the injured, and for our nation.

Here’s a song I wrote, for all who grieve, and are wishing we all had
“One more kiss, one more hug, one more chance to show you my love,
If I could have one hour, one minute, one second with you in it,
What I’d give to relive just one more….”

http://www.reverbnation.com/egkight/song/21777082-just-one-more

And here’s a photograph that I took at the site in 2013.
We will never forget…

9-11 Memorial steel cross - by EG Kight

 

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A New Day is coming! A New Day is coming! And CD release parties are comin’ too!

Hey Everybody!

I’m so excited because I now have my new CDA NEW DAY – in my hot little hands! We’ve sent it out to radio, and the media are getting their copies as well. It will be released nationally on September 16th, and it’s already getting some great reviews!  You can read some of them under the REVIEWS tab above.
EG holding new album A NEW DAY

While I was in Nashville recently, I got to do something I’ve never done there before – sightseeing! I sure enjoyed soaking up so many areas of the city. And I took this photo from the pedestrian bridge. I sure love Nashville!

Nashville Skyline - by EG Kight
During that trip I also got to meet the artist who designed my last two album covers. I was thrilled to meet Cara Schneider, and she was just as genuinely sweet in person as she has been on the phone every time I’ve talked to her. Cara is the Art Director for the Nashville Opera, and she’s an incredibly inspiring designer. I’m so glad we got to visit and have some tea. Here’s a photo of us in her front yard.

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I have some CD release parties coming up, and we’re gonna celebrate in a big way! We’ve confirmed one in Macon, GA on September 19th, one in Chattanooga, TN on October 4th and a couple in Ohio later on in October. Just keep an eye on my TOUR DATES, because we keep adding more!

My band and I tried some of the new songs out a few weeks ago in Tallahassee and they went over great.  The crowd seemed to love them. That sure makes a songwriter feel good. Our first set was live on the internet from Bradfordville Blues Club, and it was awesome!

And speaking of my band, we’ve FINALLY come up with the perfect name for these guys, who are like my brothers. They are now called the BLUE SOUTH BAND! We’ll be adding their photos and bios to my website, so you can know more about these amazingly talented players. I’d be lost without them, and I want you all to show ‘em some love the next time you see them! Check back soon to read their stories…

And while we were on stage at Bradfordville, we were being filmed to be part of a tourism video for Tallahassee. I think it turned out GREAT! See what you think. You’ll see us at the 2:13 markhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kguaD_P-Fts&list=UUDlZa0hPoPD3gjwRZrv9A6Q

You all know how I love to take pictures! I’ve taken some new ones recently, too, and I’ve updated my photography page.  Check it out at www.egkightphotography.com and let me know what you think.

I drove up to Hobart, IN near the end of July, and had the time of my life! It was a corporate event, for the owners of an oil company, and an apple orchard, among other businesses. I got to perform inside a huge barn, and the people I was entertaining were some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met! They even took me on a golf cart tour of the apple orchard, and I sure wish my mama could have been with me. She loves apples! I so enjoyed spending the afternoon with the Luke Oil folks, and I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality. I look forward to coming back your way one day soon. Thanks to Dana, and Tom, Sr., and Ryan, and everyone else who made this event such fun!

EG and Tom Collins Sr - Luke Oil event(Tom Collins, Sr., the CEO of Luke Oil)

EG touring County Line Orchard(Taking a tour of County Line Orchard)

Lake Michigan, Porter Beach - by EG Kight(Photo I took at Porter Beach at Lake Michigan, near Hobart, Indiana)

I so appreciate all of you, and love the connection I have with you at my shows. You make me want to continue to grow as an artist, and to make people smile. Thanks for giving me the positive energy I need!

You can pre-order my album now on my website, iTunes, and CD Baby, so you have a lot of choices! I can’t wait for you to hear it! Just click on the MUSIC tab above.

I’ll be in the north Georgia Mountains this Saturday, at the Crimson Moon Café in Dahlonega. Then I have shows coming up in Indiana with Lisa Biales as the Peach Pickin’ Mamas, in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee with my Blue South Band, and as a solo in Ohio.

Keep an eye on my schedule, and I’ll be looking for you!  Until then, keep a song in your heart!

EG
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Billtown, Black Strat Blues, Lisa Biales nomination, my new CD is finished, and CD release parties!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Summer! Yea, it’s hot in Georgia. How is it where you are? I hope you had a good time on the 4th of July. What a great country we live in. We’re so lucky.

I had a wonderful time in Williamsport, Pennsylvania last month. Billtown Blues is one of my favorite festivals! I had a reunion with my northern band – Jeremy Jaffe, Tim Hooper, Sean Farley and Andy Seal – and they rocked it on stage at the festival. And my trip was made so much easier because of Roadie Jim Boose, and all of his hard work road managing. Thanks to all the guys!

At the festival I also got a chance to sing with a young teen band, The Black Strat Blues Company. It does my heart good to see young people playing music, especially when it’s the Blues. There are some great young players out there.

Black_Strat_Blues_Company(with Black Strat Blues Company at Billtown)

I’m proud to announce that the album Paul Hornsby and I produced this past year for Lisa Biales has been nominated for a Blues Blast Award! “Belle of the Blues” is up for Acoustic Album of the Year! We’re all so excited about it, and Lisa will be singing at the awards show. You can vote here: http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/bbmas/vote/

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And more good news! I couldn’t wait to tell you that I’m finished with the new CD! The title is “A New Day” and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. I have some CD release parties coming up, so keep an eye on my schedule. We’re adding dates all the time, and we’ve got offers coming in left and right. I hope to see YOU in your city soon!

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This Friday I’m at the Museum of Art in Knoxville with my band, then next week I’m performing solo for a private corporate team building event in Hobart, Indiana. On August 2nd my band and I return for a CD release party in Tallahassee at Bradfordville Blues Club. Then my boys and I will head to Port Royal, South Carolina for a Music in the Streets concert series. And in September, I’ll be doing a duo with Lisa Biales, as the “Peach Pickin’ Mamas” at Pruis Hall at Ball State University. I’ve got lots going on and it’s all good!

Whether it’s solo, with Lisa as a duo, or with my band, I love performing on stage! And I’m so grateful to all the fans who keep buying tickets and coming to the shows. Ellen Altamore even drove all the way from Michigan to see me at Billtown in Pennsylvania! And for every one of you who buys my CD’s, and emails me and sends me messages on facebook – your thoughts and encouragement, and your sweet comments keep me going!

EG_and_Ellen_Altamore(with Ellen Altamore backstage at Billtown)

Don’t forget to check the Tour Dates page, and mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Then you can bring all your friends and family and get your own copy of “A New Day”. Let’s celebrate y’all!

Until I see you, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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Another great BMA show, just finished up in the studio, my new camera, Billtown this weekend!

Hello Everybody!

I just wanted to catch you up on what’s been going on with the Songbird. I attended the Blues Music Awards in Memphis and as always, I had a natural ball. I got to be part of the VizzTone jam at the Rum Boogie on Beale, and talk about a good time! It was happening there!  I got to jam with Bob Margolin, using Little G Weavil‘s amazing guitar. It was an awesome evening!

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And then the next night, it was the Blues Awards night, and what an outstanding show! I’ve made so many friends by attending the Blues Awards every year and it’s always like a family reunion when we all get together. I met up with my “Peach Pickin’ Mamas” partner, Lisa Biales, and she and I did some radio spots. We did a fun interview with Jesse Finkelstein for Blues Radio International. I’ll let you know when that show will air.

Lisa’s CD is doing great and I was happy to introduce her to some of my friends in the industry. Here I am at the BMA’s with some of my favorite people – Lisa Biales, Reba Russell, and Teeny Tucker.

BMA's - Lisa, EG, Reba Russell, Teeny Tucker

I’ve been working hard on my upcoming album. My band helped with the arrangements on several of the songs and played their butts off in the studio. I’m so proud of the way they put so much of themselves into these songs. The creative juices were really flowing!

EG recording in the studio May 2014

Here’s my band after a session in the studio – Paul Hornsby/engineer and producer, Gary Porter/drums, Mike Harrell/piano and organ, Ken Wynn/guitar, and Johnny Fountain/bass.  I love these guys!

Band and Paul in studio May 2014

And here’s Gary and his wife, Rhonda Porter. They helped me with background vocals, and she’s my soul sister!

Gary and Rhonda in studio May 2014

It looks like the new CD, entitled “A New Day,” will be officially released in September. But I’ll have a few CD release parties prior to the national release. There will be one in Knoxville on July 18th, one in Chattanooga on July 19th, and another in Tallahassee on August 2nd. We’re working on several more, and we’re also in the process of booking some mini-tours in other states. I may be coming to your town, so just keep an eye on my schedule to see what’s going on. We’ll post the dates as soon as they’re contracted.

This coming Sunday, I’ll be performing at the Billtown Blues Festival in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. I’ll be joined on stage by my Northern Band, some great guys I used to play with some years back. I can’t wait to see them again, and all of my friends in Pennsylvania!

The goats are doing fine and I get such comfort from them when I get stressed. Here’s Sippie and me, enjoying a moment together.

EG and Sippie looking at sunrise
I’ve also been enjoying my new camera. Here are a couple of photos I’ve taken lately. Can you tell I’m lovin’ it?!

Pond - by EG Kight
Old guitar and chair - EG Kight

Well, it’s back to work on the new CD. I need to get my part of the cover finished so we can wrap this baby up!

I hope to see you along the way. Until then, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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UPCOMING DATES

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 ~ Hughesville, PA
Billtown Blues Festival – 2:30-3:30 pm
– Band Show
East Lycoming Fairgrounds
http://www.billtownblues.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 ~ Hughesville, PA
Billtown Blues Festival – 6:30-7:15 pm
– Solo Show
East Lycoming Fairgrounds
http://www.billtownblues.org
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