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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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