EG Kight’s full BIO
Influenced by the powerful vocals of Koko Taylor, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter EG Kight transitioned from performing as a country singer to touring as a full-fledged blues/roots artist. And with her rich vocals, well-crafted songs, and inimitable sense of humor, she has since entertained on stages around the world.
Kight has emerged as a preeminent voice in roots music, receiving various music industry nominations, including six for Female Artist of the Year, three for Song of the Year, and one for Album of the Year.
Through the years Kight has developed a sound that transcends musical boundaries, and that sound has taken her around the world, touring Germany and the Netherlands with a German-based blues band several years in a row, and performing for benefits in Japan, Germany, and Mexico. And she was tapped to teach songwriters workshops in Italy and Germany.
With a unique blend of blues, country, americana, southern rock, jazz, gospel, and funk, her music appeals to the masses, no matter their taste. And she has brought her diverse musical menu to various clubs, theaters, festivals, and corporate events, even appearing on such mainstays as Nashville Now and NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Kight lives on land in Dublin, Georgia that’s been in her family for four generations, and her roots go deep. Early in her career she was dubbed “The Georgia Songbird.” With a rich and velvety voice that’s a cross between Phoebe Snow, Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna, and Patsy Cline, Kight performs as a solo, an acoustic trio, and with a band, and has worked shows with artists across the genres, including Gregg Allman, Phoebe Snow, Merle Haggard, Koko Taylor, Little Feat, Lee Roy Parnell, B.B. King, and Delbert McClinton.
A notable songwriter, many artists have recorded Kight’s songs, including Koko Taylor, Dorothy Moore, and Shaun Murphy. Several songs ended up on Grammy-nominated albums, and on the Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Nite, ABC Family, the El Ray Network, and on NBC’s “Chicago PD.” And she placed five songs in a movie that’s available on Amazon Prime.
Her latest album, A New Day, debuted at #9 on the Living Blues Chart, and infuses her “country-flavored southern-fried blues” with a little gospel to create her most inspiring venture to date. According to Living Blues Magazine, it is “a testimony to the healing power of music.”
Georgia Music Magazine writes that Kight is “a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously intoxicating voice.”
Whether on stage in front of a live audience, in her office writing songs, or in the studio recording songs for her next album, Kight is at home with her music. It’s who she is. It’s what she does. It’s what she loves.
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Download a full press kit here. http://www.EGKightMusic.com/press-kit
For a brief rundown of career highlights, visit http://www.EGKightMusic.com/awards-highlights
For song publishing info, visit http://www.GeorgiaSongbirdMusic.com
To read about her recovery from last year’s vicious dog attack, click http://www.egkightmusic.com/blog
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EG is a proud member of:
The Blues Foundation
The Atlanta Blues Society
The Nashville Blues & Roots Alliance
The Americana Music Association
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