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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!

EG and Bob Margolin at Rum Boogie 050714

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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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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Still a kid at heart, my band was smokin’, Robert Johnson, and stocking stuffers!

Hi All,

I so hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. In the same week it was like summertime here in Georgia, but then it got cold. I enjoy this time of year so much. I guess I’m still a kid at heart.

I recently performed two solo shows in Chattanooga and it was so heartwarming to see old friends and meet several new ones. Chattanooga has been good to me and I just love playing there.

My amazing band and I recently traveled to Orlando and Lake Worth, Florida to put on some shows. Needless to say, we had a blast. Taking on a new keyboard player, Mike Harrell, has added so much to my band and has taken our show up a level. Man, oh man I had fun singing with these guys. I’m hoping to take them into the studio soon. Can’t wait!

I’m in Pine Mountain, Georgia this week to take some pictures. I have a new camera and I’m going to take some time to try and learn how to use it. Once I learn it, you better look out! I enjoy taking pictures almost as much as I enjoy my music and that’s saying a lot.

I did get some good news this week about my pictures. I found out that I got Honorable Mention in one contest and have been asked to use one of my photos for the cover of an upcoming book on the life and times of Robert Johnson! Oh, I’m so excited!

One of my newer photos - "Arches of Time"

One of my newer photos – “Arches of Time”

I’m playing a house concert this weekend in the Macon area and have a couple more coming up in January. If you’re interested in having one, don’t be afraid to ask. I love playing house concerts. I’ll also be in Dahlonega, Georgia on December 21st at the Crimson Moon Café. It’s a quant mountain town that is just beautiful, especially during the Christmas season. I hope you can come see the lights, and come to my show.

And if you need some stocking stuffers, don’t forget about my CD’s and pictures. I’ve got plenty of them!
http://egkight.com/discography/discindex.html
http://www.egkightphotography.com

We’ve changed the structure of my blog a bit, so now you can keep up with my schedule here. Just click on the “tour dates” tab at the top, and you’ll see all my dates. I’ve got some more tentative dates coming up, and as soon as we get them under contract, we’ll post them here. Keep checking back. And I hope to see you out on the road somewhere!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Let’s be kind to one another. You never know how just a smile can lighten someone’s day.

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

EG

Unique airport show in Chattanooga, Georgia shows with German band, Blue Alley

Hello Everyone!

My band and I have been busy lately playing some great festivals, and last month, we even got to play one in Georgia!  The Savannah Jazz Festival was a lot of fun, and it was good to see some old friends there.

On stage at the Savannah Jazz Festival

On stage at the Savannah Jazz Festival

We just got back a couple of days ago from playing the Daytona Blues Festival and we had a ball there. A special THANKS to all the folks who came to support us at these festivals and for all the kindness shown to us by the festival staff. We love playing for you all!

EG and the band take a bow at the Savannah Jazz Festival

The band and me taking a bow at the
Savannah Jazz Festival
L to R: Gary Porter/drums, Ken Wynn/lead guitar, me, Johnny Fountain/bass, and Mike Harrell/keyboard

Last month I submitted several of my photographs at the Georgia National Fair and I ended up winning FOUR ribbons!  I received two first place ribbons, and a third and fifth place.  I’m so excited about my photography, and winning more ribbons! Next to music, I love taking pictures!

"Goats at the Gate" won a First Place ribbon

“A Gate of Goats” won a First Place ribbon

"Old Man" won a First Place ribbon

“Lines of Time” won a First Place ribbon

I have a very unique show coming up this Saturday at the airport in Chattanooga.  It’s a fundraiser for the Moccasin Flying Club, which supports several different charities. There will be a drawing for a free “discovery/sightseeing flight”, and attendees will have the chance to tour a private plane. It all sounds like fun, so come on out and join us!

Next week, I’ll be joining Norbert Fuhrmann and his German band, Blue Alley for several dates.  For five years I toured with them in Germany, but this is the first time they’ve been in the states to play some shows. I’m looking forward to joining them on stage in Georgia, and I can’t wait to see my German friends again!

A lot of you often ask about my goats and I wanted you to know they are doing fine. My little boys are turning in to quite the handsome young billys. They already have the nannys looking at them! I sure enjoy my goats. They’re good company, and lift my spirits, no matter what’s going on. I just hope the rattlesnake stays away from them!

Hippie J and Tiny Tim

Hippie J and Tiny Tim

That’s all for now. My upcoming schedule is below. Come see me when you can. And until next time, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 ~ Chattanooga, TN
Fundraiser for Moccasin Flight Club
Doors at 6pm, Show time 6:30 to 8:30 pm / Solo
Lovell Field at the airport
TAC Air South, Hangar 2
1001 Airport Road
706-980-5818 or 706-280-4921
Tickets available at Bud’s Sports Bar
Meet local pilots, and tour a private plane
Drawing for free “discovery/sightseeing flight”
http://mocfly.org

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 ~ Athens, GA
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar ~ 8 pm
with German Blue Alley band*
237 Prince Ave in The Bottleworks
706-353-3050
www.hendershotscoffee.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 ~ Tifton, GA
Lamplighter Pub ~ 8 pm
with German Blue Alley band*
1803 US Hwy 41 N
229-382-6565

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 ~ Atlanta, GA
Park Tavern ~ 4 pm
with German Blue Alley band*
500 10th Street NE
404-249-0001
www.parktavern.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 ~ Marietta, GA
East Cobb Middle School – 11 am
with German Blue Alley band *
380 Holt Road

*See www.blue-alley.de for more info about German band, Blue Alley.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 ~ Orlando, FL
Holy Smoke ~ 8 pm
3000 Curry Ford Road, Crystal Lake Plaza
407-340-2318 / Band
www.myspace.com/ZShowzMustGoOn

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ~ Lake Worth, FL
Bamboo Room ~ 9:15 pm   25 South J Street
561-585-2583 / Band
www.bambooroomblues.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 ~ Dahlonega, GA
Crimson Moon Café  – 8 pm
24 North Park Street
706-864-3982 / Solo
www.thecrimsonmoon.com

More awesome dates coming up! Variety is the spice of life!

It’s been a great month so far, and it’s not even half over! I’ve done a band show, several solo shows, had some great artists sit in with me, and even had a visual artist painting live on canvas during my show! One good thing about this music business – I never get bored!

I had a wonderful time in Ohio the first weekend in August. Getting to play the Cincinnati Blues Festival with my band was awesome, because they rock the house every time! And we were treated like royalty! A special thanks to my friend, Lisa Biales, for joining us on stage and backing me up. Thanks so much, too, to Nancy and Steve Broermann for looking after us all.

At the Cincy Blues Fest: Mike Harrell - keys, Ken Wynn - lead guitar, Lisa Biales - background vocals, Gary Porter - drums, Johnny Fountain - bass

At the Cincy Blues Fest: Mike Harrell – keys, Ken Wynn – lead guitar, Lisa Biales – background vocals, Gary Porter – drums, Johnny Fountain – bass

The next night I played a solo show in Columbus, at the Hey Hey Club, one of my favorite places. I had a large time having Lisa back on stage with me, and she and Long Tall Deb backed me up. Then I was off to Silverton to play a benefit for Women Writing For A Change. I enjoyed Raison d’Etre and Emily Ash sitting in with me. A huge Thanks goes out to Bev Bowers for always working endlessly to promote women in the arts.

Lisa Biales, EG, and Long Tall Deb at the Hey Hey Club

with Lisa Biales and Long Tall Deb
at the Hey Hey Club

While I was in Cincinnati, Alison and Dave Petrik presented me with a mug from the famous Rookwood Pottery, commissioned for a limited run for the Cincy Blues Society.

with Dave and Alison Petrik

with Dave and Alison Petrik

Before flying home, I went by the Rookwood Pottery plant and met the artist who designed it, Roy Robinson. Etched into the big blue mug is “Keeping Blues Alive”. I love it!

with Roy Robinson, with my new blues mug

with Roy Robinson,
with my new blues mug

Last Saturday I had a blast with Heather Wilkerson at the Crimson Moon Café in Dahlonega, Georgia. I had never done anything like that before, and it was fascinating! Heather painted, live on stage, as I performed.

Heather painting on stage with me

Heather painting on stage with me

She let the music influence her, and the end result was an awesome painting that she sold to someone in the audience. She’s one talented gal! And here’s her finished painting!

Heather Wilkerson's finished painting

Heather Wilkerson’s finished painting

I have some more really fun stuff coming up, too. This Saturday I’ll have my band with me, and we’ll rock the house at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee. And if you can’t make it to the show, the first set will be live on the internet on http://www.1061thepath.com. Listen in, and enjoy the show with us!

Then next Saturday I’m doing a house concert in a barn! That’s right! I’ll be in Eatonton, Georgia at the Crooked Pines Farm, doing a writer’s night in their barn with two other southern singer/songwriters – Kyrsta Nick and Tori Lee Averett. It’s gonna be a wonderful night of original music, and I can’t wait.

I’m working on some other interesting things too, but for now, y’all come see me. I’m always looking for your smiling faces looking back at me. And I appreciate each and every one of you!!

Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 –  Tallahassee, FL
Bradfordville Blues Club – 10 pm EST
7152 Moses Lane / 850-906-0766 / Band
First set live on the internet at
www.1061thepath.com
www.bradfordvilleblues.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 – Eatonton,  GA
GA songwriters event at The Barn at Crooked Pines
Doors open at 6 pm EST, EG starts at 9 pm EST
355 Harmony Road / 706-347-0274
www.crookedpinesfarm.com/music-in-the-pines.html

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Shows in Ohio this weekend, my new photography website, Lisa’s new album, and my goats!

Hello Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but it’s been raining, raining, and raining in Georgia. My catfish pond has overflowed twice already and we’re still having some rain almost every day.  At least it’s kept the temperature down compared to what it usually is down here in the south.

Paul Hornsby and I just finished producing a new album for Lisa Biales. This is the second one we’ve worked on together and I think it’s terrific!  It may be out in August some time.  It’s called “Belle of the Blues” and I can’t wait for you to hear it.  I get as excited about Lisa’s albums as I do mine!

I’ve been busy performing in Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia.  Thanks to all of you who came out to my shows, picked up a cd and purchased one of my photographs.

EG standing ovation Eureka Springs 2013

I got a standing ovation after my solo show at The Auditorium during Eureka Springs Blues Weekend!

Speaking of photos, I now have a way for you to get them online.  You can go to http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/eg-kight.html and check them out.  I love taking pictures almost as much as making music.  I’m not a professional but I sure enjoy it!

"Blues Diva" photo by EG Kight

“Blues Diva” photo that I took. I have several different versions for sale on my new photography site

I have some great shows coming up this week in Ohio.  My band and I will be performing at the Cincinnati Blues Festival on Friday night, then I’ll be performing my solo show in Columbus on Saturday at the Hey Hey Club, and then Sunday I’ll be in Silverton performing at a benefit show for “Women Writing For A Change”.

Next week I’ll be back at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega with artist Heather Wilkerson.  She will be painting on canvas, live to my music. It sounds like fun to me!

My band and I will be back in Tallahassee at the Bradfordville Blues Club on August 17th.  Now you talk about a fun place – this is one of the best! Then on August 24th I’ll be playing a songwriters night at Eatonton, Georgia at the Crooked Pines Farm in “The Barn”.  I’m excited about this new venue and appreciate people who want to showcase songwriters.

My goats are doing fine.  My little boys are really getting handsome and Sippie is really growing.  I’m so glad you all keep asking about my goats, and that you enjoy them!

EG and Sippie lovin' on each other

Me and Sippie lovin’ on each other

Hippie J and Tiny Tim, Hippie's boys

Hippie J and Tiny Tim, Hippie’s boys

Until I see you, be sure and……keep a song in your heart.

EG

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – Cincinnati,  OH
Cincy Blues Summerfest – 10:15 pm
Women in the Blues Headliner / Band
705 East Pete Rose Way
www.cincyblues.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 ~ Columbus, OH
Hey Hey Bar and Grill ~ 9 pm
361 E Whittier Street / 614-445-9512 / Solo
www.heyheycolumbus.com

SUNDAY AUGUST 4 – Silverton, OH
Benefit for Women Writing for (a) Change
and Womens Way of Ohio-Kentucky – 7 pm
with Raison D’Etre and Emily Ash
6906 Plainfield Road / 513-923-1414 / Solo
www.womenwriting.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 – Dahlonega, GA
Crimson Moon Cafe – Time TBA
24 North Park Street / 706-864-3982 / Solo
special event with visual artist Heather Wilkerson
www.thecrimsonmoon.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 –  Tallahassee, FL
Bradfordville Blues Club – 9 pm
7152 Moses Lane / 850-906-0766 / Band
www.bradfordvilleblues.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 – Eatonton,  GA
GA songwriters event at The  Barn at Crooked Pines – Time TBA
355 Harmony Road / 706-347-0274
www.crookedpinesfarm.com

Blues Music Awards wrap-up, in the studio, new show dates added, remembering on Memorial Day

Hey Everyone!

Even though it’s been a couple of weeks since I went to the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, it still feels like yesterday! I had such a great time there, visiting with friends I don’t get to see very often, and hearing so much great music! This was about the 15th year I’ve gone to the BMA’s, and it never gets old. It’s a family reunion that I look forward to every year!

I was especially excited to go this year, for several reasons. First of all, it was the first time Lisa Biales and her husband Marc attended. I co-produced Lisa’s JUST LIKE HONEY album last year, and it has done real well. I wanted to introduce her to my friends, and let her see what a family the blues community really is.

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(EG, Gary Anton, owner of Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee,
and Lisa Biales mingling in the Marriott lobby)

Another exciting aspect is that three artists nominated for a BMA had one of my songs on their albums. “No Time for the Blues” was on Ann Rabson and Bob Margolin’s NOT ALONE album, and it  won the award for Acoustic Album of the year. It was emotional not having Ann there, even though in a way, it felt like she was.

“Bad Girl” is on Shakura S’Aida’s TIME album, and she was nominated for Contemporary Female Artist. And “Let the Healing Begin” is on Dorothy Moore’s BLUES HEART album, which was nominated for Soul Blues Album. Dorothy was also nominated for Soul Blues Female Artist. I’m definitely in good company with these artists!!

I always arrive on Wednesday, and run into a lot of my friends in the lobby of the Marriott. Lots of hugs and kisses are exchanged, and we all get to catch up with what’s going on with each other.

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(VizzTone lobby party with host Rosy Rosenblatt)

And Thursday, there’s more mingling, and eating, and some jammin’ going on. An incredible vocalist, Greg Nagy and I rehearsed a song I wrote, and we were hoping the folks in the nearby rooms wouldn’t mind. Apparently they didn’t…

The BMA show started out on a wonderful note. The legendary Dorothy Moore took the stage, and performed “Let the Healing Begin.” That done my heart good! I was SO proud to see her up there, looking beautiful in her yellow outfit, singing my song, and playing harmonica on it. Then she did her famous hit “Misty Blue”. I was in tears, just so happy for her! She got a standing ovation, and set the bar for the rest of the evening’s performances. I am so honored to call Dorothy my friend!  And we’re talking about doing a duet together. I’ll keep you posted!

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(EG and Dorothy Moore)

On Friday, there was more mingling and visiting, and that night we had a big VizzTone show at the Rum Boogie on Beale Street. Rosy Rosenblatt, with VizzTone, coordinated the show, and played some harp with me. I was proud to invite Lisa Biales on stage, and the crowd really threw some lovin’ on her!

BMA 2013 - EG, Bob, Lisa, Rosy on stage
(At the Rum Boogie Cafe – Bob Margolin, EG,
Lisa Biales and Rosy Rosenblatt)

Then I did a duet with Greg Nagy, and the bluesiest guy I know, Bob Margolin joined us on guitar. I simply love the soulfulness of Greg’s voice, and we’ll definitely be looking at doing some recording, and some shows together. I’m excited about the possibilities!

Here’s a link to a video that Mark Patrick took at the Rum Boogie. Greg and I did pretty good even though we had little rehearsal. This is a work in progress.  And listen to Bob Margolin pick that guitar!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9tS8UQ5dJk

It’s always sad to leave Memphis, but I had to head back to Chattanooga to write some new songs with Tom Horner and get ready to produce Lisa’s next album. We’ll be working with Paul Hornsby in the studio this week. She has such a beautiful voice. And I can’t wait to hear how the songs turn out, and get the new album out there for y’all to hear!

I’ve booked some more dates, too, so keep an eye on the calendar. The upcoming shows are below.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day. Let’s not forget what the day is all about. There are families out there having cookouts with one less family member, because they gave their life for our freedom. A heartfelt “THANKS” goes out to the soldiers and their families who allow me the freedom to travel the world making music.  I am very blessed…

Till I see you again, Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7 ~ Crossville, TN
Palace Theatre ~ 7 pm
72 Main Street / 931-484-6133 / Solo
www.palacetheatre-crossville.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 ~ Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend ~ after 3 pm
At the Auditorium / Solo
www.eurekaspringsblues.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 ~ Eureka Springs, AR
Jam at the Father’s Day Party Concert ~ time TBA
at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
www.turpentinecreek.org/index.php/events/father-s-day-blues-picnic

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ~ Townsend, TN
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center / Solo / Time TBA
3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection
towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
http://www.gsmheritagecenter.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 ~ Montgomery, AL
Capitol Oyster Bar ~ Time TBA
617 Shady Street / 334-239-8958 / Solo
http://www.capitoloysterbar.com

FRIDAY, JULY 12 ~ Calhoun/Resaca, GA
Coca-Cola Room at the Chuckwagon Restaurant ~ 8 pm
1446 Hwy 41 N / 706-625-9840 / Solo
chuckwagon_restaurant@yahoo.com

SATURDAY, JULY 13 ~ Chattanooga, TN
The Tropicana Room ~ 9 pm
110 Jordan Drive / 423-499-3883 / Solo
http://www.cbcburns.com

SATURDAY, JULY 20 ~ Macon, GA
Macon Music  ~ 7 pm
2389 Ingleside Avenue / 478-254-5488 / Solo
http://www.maconmusic.net

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 ~ Cincinnati, OH
Cincy Blues Summerfest ~ 10:15 pm
Women in the Blues Headliner / Band
Arches Theme Stage / 705 East Pete Rose Way
http://www.cincyblues.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 ~ Columbus, OH
Hey Hey Bar and Grill ~ 9 pm
361 E Whittier Street / 614-445-9512 / Solo
www.heyheycolumbus.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 ~ Tallahassee, FL
Bradfordville Blues Club ~ 9 pm
7152 Moses Lane / 850-906-0766 / Band
http://www.bradfordvilleblues.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ~ Perry, GA
Perry Music Festival ~ 8:30 pm
Downtown square / Band
www.perrymusicfestival.org

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 ~ Savannah, GA
Savannah Jazz Festival ~ 8:15 pm
Band Shell in Forsyth Park in Downtown Savannah / Band
www.jazzfestival2013.com/savannah-jazz-festival

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 ~ private party

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 ~ Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Blues Festival ~ 3:30 pm
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Downtown / 386-846-7302 / Band
http://www.annualdaytonabluesfestival.com

OCTOBER – various dates with Blue Alley from Germany
Dates and locations TBA

OCTOBER and NOVEMBER – tentative dates – TBA

DECEMBER – tentative dates – TBA
Still have a few open dates for Christmas parties

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Text and photos ©2013 EG Kight

NOTE: All dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Please call and confirm with venue or EG’s staff before making travel arrangements.

EG can bring her solo or band show to your
house concert, club, festival,winery, theater or concert hall.

Send inquiries to BlueSouthTalent@aol.com.

EG receives the Georgia Music Legend Award!

Over the years EG has been nominated for six BMA awards, several Blues Blast awards, has had special guests like Koko Taylor, Ann Rabson, Chuck Leavell, Paul Hornsby and Randall Bramblett on her albums, has had artists from various genres record her songs, had a song on a show on Nick at Nite, has been on A Prairie Home Companion, has toured around the world, has had several albums go to #1, and has produced an album for an Americana artist. She’s shared the stage with some of the best in the biz, and her songwriting savvy has led her to teach songwriting workshops in Italy and Germany.
Her talent is multi-faceted, and she has been called “one of the true blues vocalists”. Sing Out magazine wrote “Kight’s is a voice to be reckoned with, no matter the genre.”
And now EG receives a special award – the Georgia Music Legend Award, which honors people from Georgia who have contributed to the state’s musical heritage.

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My photos won ribbons, Sippie’s still growing, New Blues Diva photos, and festivals coming up!

Hi All,

I’m headed out today to perform at a private party for the Chamber of Commerce and the Air Force Base. I’m really looking forward to that!

Last weekend I was performing in Jacksonville Beach, Florida at the Springing the Blues Festival, and what a great time my band and I had playing for all those blues lovers! The weather was perfect and the crowd was too. It’s a wonderful thing when you connect with your audience. It feels like magic, and it’s what keeps us “pickers” going. 

Image(with Ken Wynn)

Last month I did a show at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, in the north Georgia mountains. It’s always a lot of fun at that place, and the crowd and staff are always so good to me. The last weekend in March I was off to east Tennessee. I played at a great theater in Knoxville with one of my blues brothers, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson. We did some jamming and had a ball.

Then I was off to the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga, where several special friends came to be with me. My “roadies” in Ohio, Steve and Nancy Broermann were there, along with good friends from Nashville, Sunny Stephens and Patricia Childs, and very dear friends from Germany, Christa and Norbert Fuhrmann. In fact Norbert is the lead guitarist of my German band, Blue Alley. Needless to say, he and I did some jamming, and the fans seemed to really get into it. My co-writer Tom Horner was there and joined in the fun, too.

 Image(with Norbert Fuhrmann)

As you can probably tell, I’ve really been having a good time performing. It never gets old and only gets better! Thanks to all of you who come to the shows. You are the greatest!

I couldn’t wait to tell you this part too! I recently entered seven photos in a photography contest in Eatonton, Georgia for the Plaza Arts Center, and last week I took home 2 ribbons – one for second and one for third place!

You all know how much I love taking pictures. In fact, here’s my newest one called “The Blues Diva”. I have different versions of it. Which one do you like best?

 Image(Blues Diva #1.

Image(Blues Diva #2)

 Image(Blues Diva #3)

 Image(Blues Diva #4)

Let me know what you think about these new photos! I’ll be waiting to hear from you!

And I couldn’t put a post on my blog without a picture of my goats! Here’s one of Sippie and Bluesie. They’re starting to eat regular food, and they couldn’t wait to get to the bucket, and they ended up turning it over!
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And look how big Sippie’s getting! I love my babies!

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I can’t wait to see y’all again down the road some time! Until then, keep a song in your heart!

EG

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 ~ Cochran, GA
Chamber of Commerce and Air Force Base
Private Event / Solo

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 ~ Ozark, AL
Crawdad & Music Festival ~ Noon
One N. Court Square / 334-774-2618 / Band
www.ozarkalabama.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 ~ Barnesville, GA
Barnesville BBQ Blues Festival ~ 9 pm
EG will be presented with the Georgia Music Legend Award!
And she will perform a few songs with The Crossroads Blues Band
at Ritz Park Amphitheater
770-358-5884
http://barnesville.org/bbq-blues

SATURDAY, MAY 4 ~ Hiawassee, GA
BMW Motorcycle Owners of GA Annual Rally ~ 4 pm
Private event / Solo

MAY 7 to 11 ~ Memphis, TN
Attend Blues Music Awards
www.blues.org

SATURDAY, MAY 18 ~ Macon, GA
Forrest Gump Private Party / Solo

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 ~ Crossville, TN
Palace Theatre ~ 7 pm
72 Main Street / 931-484-6133 / Solo
www.palacetheatre-crossville.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 ~ Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend ~ Time TBA
At the Auditorium / Solo
www.eurekaspringsblues.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ~ Townsend, TN
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains National Park / 865-448-0044
Solo / Details TBA
http://gsmheritagecenter.org/

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 ~ Cincinnati, OH
Cincy Blues Festival
Arches Theme Stage / 10:15 pm
705 East Pete Rose Way / Band
www.cincybluesfest.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 ~ Columbus, OH
Hey Hey Bar and Grill ~ 9 pm
361 E Whittier Street / 614-445-9512 / Solo
www.heyheycolumbus.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ~ Perry, GA
Perry Music Festival ~ 8:30
Downtown Square
Info coming soon to www.perrymusicfestival.org

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 ~ Savannah, GA
Savannah Jazz Festival – 8:15 pm
Band Shell in Forsyth Park in Downtown Savannah / Band
www.jazzfestival2013.com/savannah-jazz-festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 ~ Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Blues Festival ~ 3:30
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Downtown / 386-846-7302 / Band
www.annualdaytonabluesfestival.com

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Dates and times are subject to change.
Please confirm with the venue before making travel arrangements.

Text and photos ©2013 EG Kight

EG can bring her solo or band show to your house concert, club, festival, theater or concert hall. Send inquiries to BlueSouthTalent@aol.com.

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