EG KIGHT TRIO
EG’s new acoustic trio includes
Gary Porter on percussion and harmonica,
and Ken Wynn on guitar and dobro.
This trio brings a fresh acoustic roots sound, with vocal harmonies,
and they’ve already performed in various venues, including
Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, TN,
Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, FL,
and the Suncoast Blues Festival.
Click here for a press kit
EG Kight Trio EPK
EG KIGHT TRIO VIDEO
Sampler filmed in Madison, GA
Come On In My Kitchen, All Things Considered, If You Can’t Stand the Heat, You’re Driving Me Crazy
Sampler filmed at BBC in Tallahassee
Two Sides to Every Story, Midnight Rider, Sad Sad Sunday
From the Suncoast Blues Festival
Two Sides to Every Story
“EG Kight played the Suncoast Blues Festival in Florida with her trio. Let me tell you, it was a great show. The audience loved them. If you get a chance to work with this trio you will be dealing with top notch professionals. They are a pleasure to work with.”
– Paul Benjamin
“Class, with a Southern drawl. That’s the first thing you notice when you meet EG Kight. When EG played as a trio recently it seemed to be the perfect recipe for a wonderful night. Tight harmonies, first class musicianship and a voice you just don’t hear very often. The standing ovations EG received just confirmed what I already knew. The EG Kight Trio is a totally professional band that demands your attention and delivers each and every time.”
– Mike Dougher, Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga, TN
“EG Kight is a real gem, one of a handful of artists who reach out and make a personal connection with the audience. Her warm personality, humor, harmonies with her trio, and stellar songwriting cut across the blues spectrum, all delivered with a dynamic stage presence. EG and her trio are a real crowd pleaser, perfect for gettin’ loose and kickin’ up your heels!”
– Gary Anton, Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL
GARY “Spoog” PORTER – Percussion and harmonica
At 18 months old, Gary got his first toy marching drum, and played at a party with his dad that New Year’s Eve at the church where his dad was the pastor. Starting at such an early age, he’s been making noise as long as he can remember. The first time he heard a live drummer on stage, the bass drum resonated so big in his chest that it scared him, but he was hooked.
Gary got his first drum set when he was 13 years old. Growing up in Macon, he was hugely influenced by watching three drummers – Steve Kent, Jerome Thomas, and Jaimoe, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. Watching these guys was like trying to take in volumes from a set of encyclopedias. Gary admits he’s still trying to learn the many lessons they have to teach, and he loves watching them make the music come alive in a way that includes the audience in their experience.
Playing in EG’s band has been a wonderful experience for him. Gary says “She gives us the freedom to play in the moment, making the songs new every night, and you never know what she’ll throw at you. She keeps us on our toes. Before the first gig I played with her, I asked if we were going to have a good time. She responded with ‘We’re breathing, aren’t we?!’ That was December of 1998. Since then, traveling with EG, I’ve been to many places, and met new ‘family’ I didn’t know I had. And with this band, I’ve experienced the joy of music that’s impossible to put into words. Thanks to EG for letting me be part of your journey.”.
KEN WYNN – Guitar and dobro
Playing guitar since the early 1970’s, Ken’s early influence was his mom, who sang in a Gospel group known as the Collins Trio. When he was a child, family gatherings found everyone gathered around a piano, where his Uncle Emory, Aunt Quida, and his mom sang many gospel songs.
The first concert Ken attended was The Allman Brothers Band, in February 1972. Ken and his brother, Eric had several of their albums, and had become big fans. Ken was 16 years old and drove Eric and two friends to the Macon Auditorium to the show. Ken still thinks of that show as the best sounding and inspiring concert to date. Around that time, Ken formed a garage band with Eric and they were hooked!
Performing at Whiskey River in Macon, the band would sometimes back up headliner artists, and Ken’s favorite was Percy Sledge. When Ken played that signature guitar riff at the bridge, Percy clearly was impressed, and turned around and gave him a big smile.
Ken performed a few times with EG as a duo in the 1990’s, and has been in the studio and played on albums for EG, and for Lisa Biales. And in 2003, he also put out his own album, “Breau Jam” with his brother Eric, and Glenn Harrell.
According to Ken, “The Blues Festival in Duluth, Minnesota a few years back was my first big show with EG, and it was one of my favorite concerts because of the large crowd and the energy. The band had that bit of magic on stage that we usually do, and it seems we just keep getting better. Opening two shows for B.B. King at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and at the City Auditorium in Macon were fantastic, too! Our recent shows and EG’s new CD are a testament of all of our love for the music, and I feel this is the best group of folks I have ever worked with. I am very happy to be a part of this ‘thang’!”
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