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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

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

Fun in Nashville at Wynonna concerts, back to Palace Theatre, and Sippie’s growing!

Hey Everybody!

I had such an amazing time last week that I wanted to tell you all about it!

I’ve been trying to spend more time in Nashville, because when I’m in “Music City”, I soak up all the energy that’s there. It’s a whole different vibe, and being in the heart of the songwriting community always inspires me.

I went this time especially to see Wynonna in concert Wednesday night at 3rd & Lindsley, one of my favorite night spots. I’ve performed there several times, and I was really looking forward to seeing her there. Needless to say, she was absolutely awesome.  So was her band.  Her husband Cactus, played the drums and I couldn’t believe how great he was.  He had a bad motorcycle accident less than a year ago and lost a leg.  You sure couldn’t tell it by the way he plays. He’s amazing!

I’ve always known that Wynonna had the blues in her, and when she pulled out her harmonica and got down with it, I knew she did!  I know she’s recording a new album and I’ve been writing with her in mind.  I hope she has the chance to listen to my songs.

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Wynonna playing the harp

Just when I didn’t think it could get any better, the crowd standing up front started screaming. They apparently saw someone coming from backstage, and the next thing I knew, Kree Harrison, from American Idol, was joining Wynonna on stage. They did two of my favorite songs – “Love is Alive” and “Grandpa”. It was incredible!!

During the evening, I had the chance to meet Cactus, and their guitar player Justin Weaver, and Wynonna’s son Elijah. What a sweet, polite young man he is!

Thursday afternoon, as my friends and I were still talking about what a great concert it was, I thought the week couldn’t get any better. But it did…

We got a tweet around 3:00 that Wynonna was going to do a short acoustic set Puckett’s in Leipers Fork. That’s a quaint little rural community south of Nashville where I’ve gone several times to take pictures. The countryside is picturesque, and in so many ways it reminds me of where I live.  I couldn’t believe that I had the chance to see Wynonna again, and an acoustic set at that!

While waiting for Wynonna to arrive,  I happened to step outside to take some pictures and found some people getting ready to go up in a couple of hot air balloons. They were so beautiful!

Balloons in Leipers Fork - behind Puckett's
Balloons
in Leipers Fork

When it was close to show time, I found Wynonna sitting outside on a bench. I had the chance to speak to her for a minute, and she was so gracious. I mentioned that I’d sent some of my songs to her husband Cactus and she said she’d look for them.  I hope she likes them!

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With Wynonna outside Puckett’s Grocery
(Photo by Tami Olin)

Before the show I finally got to meet Tami Olin, Wynonna’s longtime Personal Assistant. I’ve only spoken to her on the phone over the years, but she’s always been so gracious. It was great to finally meet her in person!

When Wy took the stage, it was just her and her acoustic guitar, Justin on acoustic guitar, and Cactus on the “box”. He doesn’t need a full drum kit. He can beat on anything and make it sound good!

It was so cool that I got to hear one of my all-time favorite country singers – two nights in a row! And if she and Cactus like some of my songs, and want to record them, that would be the icing on the cake!

Friday I left Nashville and headed to Crossville for an encore performance at the Palace Theatre. I had a very attentive crowd, and we had a ball! I also did an interview, talking about how important the arts are for young people. It was great to work for Debra Mendenhall again, and I appreciate all her efforts, and those of the Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee. I also appreciate your continued support of live music, and the arts in general.

I was so touched Saturday morning, when I read some of the fan mail that was already coming in! Here are a few of them. I love it when people reach out to me letting me know that my music touched them. After all, they’re the reason I keep on doing it, traveling around, making music.

Fantastic performance at the Palace Theater tonight. Enjoyed the variety of music, especially “The House of the Rising Sun.” Thanks for sharing your special talent and love of music with Crossville. – Diane Lewis Hodges

Wow! great voice ! Enjoyed the show tonight. – Connie Obohoskie

Great Show!!!!! We saw you in Crossville, TN last night. We thoroughly enjoyed you, you are dynamic!  You amaze me with your recall ability. Thanking you again for a fabulous performance. – Dennis & MaryAnn Tryon

My husband and I attended your concert in Crossville last night. Loved your performance-so much fun! Great stories, too. Thank you so much for doing “I’d Rather Go Blind.” That song always gives me goosebumps. When you finished it, the woman next to me said, “What a beautiful song!” She had never heard it before and thanked me for requesting it. It sounds like you have the same musical idols that I have. For eleven years, I was a weekly entertainment columnist for the Times Picayune in New Orleans. I retired eight years ago, but I still compose a column “in my head” (like you write song lyrics). I could have easily written a couple of thousand words about your performance, anecdotes, biography, other musicians you have worked with, and those who influenced you. Looking forward to hearing you again. – Beth Sager

My wife and I saw you last night at the Palace in Crossville TN. It was the second time we saw you, and we loved the show. You are an awesome entertainer and guitarist. You make that guitar sound like three guitars, and your bluesy voice is the best. Thanks for the great show, you worked real hard, and we appreciated it. Look forward to seeing you again some time. Best of health to you. Ciao. -BMac.

I always love hearing from the fans, and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to come see me, and to let me know you liked the show!

You all know how much I love my animals, and I just wanted you to see my little Sippie. She’s not a baby any more! She’s growing so fast. Look how big she is now!

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Sippie’s growing!

This coming weekend I’ll be performing at the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Then I’ll be back in east Tennessee, and Alabama, Ohio, and Florida. Just keep an eye on my schedule, which will always be current on this blog. You can always scroll to the bottom and just search for “schedule”.

And come see me when you can! I’m always looking for music lovers in the crowd!

Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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. 

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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?

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 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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