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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
And look how big Sippie’s getting! I love my babies!
I can’t wait to see y’all again down the road some time! Until then, keep a song in your heart!
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
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
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
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
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 ~ Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend ~ Time TBA
At the Auditorium / Solo
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ~ Townsend, TN
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains National Park / 865-448-0044
Solo / Details TBA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 ~ Cincinnati, OH
Cincy Blues Festival
Arches Theme Stage / 10:15 pm
705 East Pete Rose Way / Band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 ~ Columbus, OH
Hey Hey Bar and Grill ~ 9 pm
361 E Whittier Street / 614-445-9512 / Solo
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ~ Perry, GA
Perry Music Festival ~ 8:30
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
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 ~ Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Blues Festival ~ 3:30
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Downtown / 386-846-7302 / Band
Dates and times are subject to change.
Please confirm with the venue before making travel arrangements.
Text and photos ©2013 EG Kight
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