E.G. Kight

By January 14, 2017
Saturday 3:50 pm

EG Kight’s sound transcends musical boundaries. With a blend of blues, country, Americana, southern rock, jazz, gospel, and funk, her music appeals to the masses, no matter their taste. Taylor Guitars, who supplies her with the tools of her trade, wrote in their Wood & Steel Magazine that she has a “…uniquely rural, deeply personal sound and style.” A veteran of the road, Kight has traveled the world, bringing her diverse musical menu to clubs, theaters, festivals, house concerts, fundraisers, and corporate events around the globe. And she’s garnered many accolades along the way.

Kight was nominated for a 2015 Blues Music Award, was named one of the 2014 Top 5 Best Blues Artists on AXS.com, and her latest album debuted at #9 on the Living Blues Chart. She has also received 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. She has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and an original song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program. She also appeared on Mountain Stage, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.

A noted songwriter, many artists have recorded Kight’s songs, including Koko Taylor, Dorothy Moore, Shaun Murphy, Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women, Ann Rabson and Bob Margolin, Lisa Biales, The Castaways, Reba Russell, Canada’s Shakura S’Aida, German band Blue Alley, and more. Several songs ended up on Grammy-nominated albums, and on two compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year. And her original songs have aired on the Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Nite, on ABC Family, and on the El Ray Network. And she placed five songs in a movie slated for a spring 2017 release.

Early in her career Kight was dubbed “The Georgia Songbird,” and today she is considered one of the few true blues vocalists. Georgia Music Magazine writes that she’s “…a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously intoxicating voice.”

She has shared the stage with artists across the genres, including Gregg Allman, Phoebe Snow, Merle Haggard, Little Feat, Lee Roy Parnell, B.B. King, and Delbert McClinton.

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. And her latest album, “A New Day”, 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.  A New Day is sure to lift the listener’s spirits.”

Get your spirit lifted by this incredibly talented performer, returning to The Edmonton Blues Festival after a much too long, 10-year hiatus.

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