I just wanted to give you a quick update. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time for a full update, but I’m working on it. For now, here’s all the exciting news!
In the last month I’ve done an interview with NPR radio, I’ve performed for the Moccasin Flying Club, and got to fly a plane. I only flew it for 15 minutes by myself, but it was a life-changing experience!
I also toured in Georgia with my German touring band, Blue Alley. I’ve been to Germany and toured with them many times, but this year they came to the states, and we had a ball!
I’ve also started writing a couple of new songs. And I’ve also started a couple of chapters of my book, which will be all about my musical adventures, and my travels around the world. I’ll keep you posted on that as it comes along.
I’ll be in Chattanooga next week, performing for a private function for the Sister Cities Association. Then on Saturday, I’ll be back at the Tropicana Room, starting at 8 pm this time. We’ve had a lot of requests from the fans to start earlier, so we’re gonna do just that! Come out to see me, and I may play a little bit of my new songs for you!
Here’s the rest of my schedule for the next little bit. I can’t wait to see you. You’re the reason I keep traveling around, so I can bring my music to you!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Tropicana Room ~ 8 pm
110 Jordan Drive
423-499-3883 / Solo
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Holy Smoke ~ 8 pm
3000 Curry Ford Road, Crystal Lake Plaza
407-340-2318 / Band
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Lake Worth, FL
Bamboo Room ~ 9:15 pm
25 South J Street
561-585-2583 / Band
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Crimson Moon Cafe ~ 8 pm
24 North Park Street
706-864-3982 / Solo
Visit my website for more tour dates, a link to my “Savannah” video, and to buy my CD’s!
And you can see some of my photographs on this site.
And here are a couple of links to some of my music on itunes.
The 34th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, and I’m SO proud to have my music included in some of the festivities. The legendary Dorothy Moore will be performing my song, “Let the Healing Begin.”
I was thrilled back when she told me she wanted to record my song, and when I found out that she’d be singing it live on the awards show, I was nearly moved to tears. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. She really brings the song to life!
I can’t wait to see everybody again this year. It’s always like a great big family reunion! I hope to see you there!
I have always considered it an honor and privilege to represent my home state of Georgia in my travels around the world. Saturday night at the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival I was presented with the Georgia Music Legend Award. This award means the world to me and I hope I always make Georgia proud! Thank you so much!!
Alan Walden*, co-founder of Capricorn Records, presents EG with the
Georgia Music Legend Award as Carl Pruett looks on.
(Photo by Scotty Kight)
(The award, and the key to the city)
(*Alan has also been a manager, publisher, booking agent, and promoter and has worked with artists including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge, Johnnie Taylor, Al Green, Candi Staton, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Outlaws. He opened Redwal Music with his brother Phil Walden in 1965, publishing hit songs like “Respect”, “I Can’t Turn You Loose”, “Sweet Soul Music”, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”, and “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”. He also co-founded Capricorn Records with his brother Phil.)
I think the week after Valentine’s Day is a good time to let you all know that I love you a bunch. I so appreciate you coming to my shows, buying my cd’s and photographs, and just offering so much of yourselves to me! I cherish the time we can spend together.
I’m thinking tonight of a good friend I lost recently – Ann Rabson. She was a pillar in the blues community, and a light in my life. She was extraordinarily talented and had a heart the size of Texas. I so enjoyed working with her, Andra Faye and Gaye Adegbalola, who made up Saffire -The Uppity Blues Women, and I’ve enjoyed writing with Ann. But most of all, I was proud to just be friends with her. She recorded another one of my songs on her latest cd, NOT ALONE, with Bob Margolin. The album has been nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award, and I’m honored to have a small part in it. I already miss Ann real bad, but her spirit will live on in my heart…
On a lighter note, last month I traveled to east Tennessee to perform in Knoxville and Athens. Well, I was supposed to play on my birthday on the 17th at the Relix Variety Theatre, but the weather was too bad with snow and ice, so we had to cancel the show. It’s been rescheduled for March 29th, and I’ll be sharing the stage with my friend, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson. The night after my birthday, as they were introducing me at the Black Box Theatre in Athens, the power went out. So, we passed the time by sharing birthday cake with my audience. Then the manager lit some candles, and I just sat on the steps of the stage, played my guitar, sang and talked to the audience. We had a very intimate show, and it was wonderful. Remember – you can make lemonade out of lemons!
I just got back last week from performing on Isla Mujeres, a little island in Mexico. I, along with some hit songwriters from Nashville, performed at JAX to help to raise funds for the Little Yellow School House, a small school on the island for special needs children. I got to visit with the kids one afternoon, and it was so gratifying to see their smiles. I sang the song I wrote called “Through The Eyes Of A Child”. That song seemed to really hit home with these little Mexican children and their families. Thanks to all the people who made this happen, especially Jackie Walker, Michael Lefiles, and Steve and Lindell Lehrer.
I met so many new friends on the island, and hopefully will be writing with some of the great songwriters. I also performed a concert for Isla Animals, an animal shelter on the island run by Allison and Jeff Current. If there’s two things I love, it’s children and animals! I was so glad to be a part of both events!
Speaking of animals, I have 4 new baby goats and they are beautiful! I’ve been feeding one, Sippie (named after Sippie Wallace) with a bottle. I’m so attached to her. And she thinks I’m her mama. ..
I’m getting ready to go to Ohio this week. I’ll be in Newark on Thursday and Friday at the Midland Theatre, Saturday in Columbus at the Hey Hey Club, and Sunday in Oxford at the Big Song Music House. I’m so looking forward to seeing friends and fans there. If you’re in the area, come see me!
I have some more shows coming up in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, and Georgia. Keep an eye on my schedule, cause it changes all the time. I hope to see you on my journey.
Until then….keep a song in your heart!
UPCOMING DATES can be found on my website… http://www.egkight.com
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