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EG Kight: A Bluesy Southern Belle Now on KWBC.FM
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EG Kight  has shared the stage with a wide array of artists, including Koko Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Foghat, Pinetop Perkins, Phoebe Snow, Delbert McClinton, Gregg Allman, Merle Haggard, Little Feat, and the Bloomsburg Symphony Orchestra. Kight has also appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, and one song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program.
Born and raised in a small town in rural Georgia, Kight still lives on the land that’s been in her family for four generations. Her roots go deep, and that comes through in her music. More than just a strikingly rich vocalist, from a family of gospel singers, Kight has also mastered the guitar, gaining the attention of Taylor Guitars, who supplies her with the tools of her trade.
Kight’s 2011 release, LIP SERVICE, landed in the #1 spot at radio, including Sirius XM’s Bluesville channel. The album continues to get airplay worldwide. Her 2008 release, IT’S HOT IN HERE climbed to #1 on the roots blues charts, and on Sirius XM Radio.
Kight was just nominated for two Blues Blast awards, for Female Artist and for Song of the Year for “That’s How A Woman Loves”. Honored with six Blues Music Awards nominations, twice for Song of the Year, her songs have a universal reach. One of Kight's original compositions won the People’s Choice Award in an international Peace Song Challenge. That song was used on the Children’s Miracle Network, and is currently being used in a Nashville-based music ministry. She has written songs that landed on two of Koko Taylor’s Grammy nominated albums. One of her songs aired on Nick at Nite, and some of her songs have been recorded by several artist across the genres, including the legendary Dorothy Moore, jazz artists Jaimee Paul and Ticia Miller, Americana artist Lisa Biales and Shakura S’Aida, Canada’s Maple Blues Vocalist of the Year. Her songwriting savvy has led her to teach songwriting workshops in Italy and Germany. And she plans to produce albums for other artists.
Transcending musical boundaries, whether it’s a coliseum, a festival, a songwriters club, a blues cruise, a theater, an outdoor plaza, a military base, or a summer afternoon at the local winery, Kight’s music fits right in.
Sing Out! magazine said it best – “Kight’s is a voice to be reckoned with, no matter the genre.”

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A veteran of the road, EG Kight has headlined at clubs, theaters and festivals, bringing her diverse musical menu to the fans in cities across America and in Europe. Kight continues to tour, as a solo and with a band.
Kight closed out 2011 working two shows with B.B. King. January found her in the studio producing an album for Americana artist, Lisa Biales, and in February she was involved in international fundraising in Japan and Mexico.
Kight’s career began in country music, and early on she was dubbed “The Georgia Songbird”. Over the years she has broadened her musical scope to include americana, southern rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk.

"Lip Service [the album] might revive the American blues scene with every bit the staying power of Bonnie
Raitt's Nick Of Time. EG Kight is the type of artist to believe in when music with soul seems impossible to find.”
Christopher L. Adams, Cashbox
“…it is her singular voice and musicality that make the album such a success…. utterly unique and compelling…
It is Kight’s magisterial vocals and honed instincts that act as the catalyst that unifies all of the elements into a
soulful and deeply satisfying listen.” Macon Magazine
"Today the synergy between country music and blues is encompassed in the compositions and recordings of EG
Kight. ...blues created by a master at her craft. It contains influences of many genres, but the base is the blues."
Rudy Garcia, USA Today Mexican Caribbean Edition
“…she can really sell a line with her mellifluous yearning pleas. Her gospel, country, and blues roots coalesce in
a heartfelt delivery where simple lyrics come across as profoundly etched in stone homilies delivered in warm
milk.” BluesWax
“EG Kight is an artist that makes music that will endure. Her style has a musical niche and says things that
matter. …she has a laid-back feel while she mixes up a musical stew that some have labeled, "Country-Flavored
Southern-Fried Blues"...EG has the Baby Boomer generation involved within her music, increasing her
popularity over the past two decades.” Gary, MuleTownRadio
“It’s been Kight’s ability to inject Southern belle charm into an otherwise raging blues banter that is her unique
strength... a smartly produced album by a woman who easily navigates between musical genres with her
unique view of the world.” Blues Revue
“Kight demonstrates consistently that she’s got this whole music thing down pat. Straightforward songwriting
and irresistible grooves…” Urban Country News
“Like a tall, cool gin and tonic on a hot afternoon, EG Kight’s Lip Service is country and blues mixed just right...
this is meat-and-potatoes music, equally good for rocking in your car, your living room or the roadhouse.”
David Hayward, The Boston Blues Society
“Clever songwriting and an irresistible voice that's as sweet as honey in the rock…” Nashville Blues Society
“…the "Georgia Songbird" shows no signs of slowing down. …Kight's delivery is strong and emotionally
“…serves up a Tony Joe White kind of golden radio cut swinging with mellifluous ease and reined-in intensity,
smooth but serious.”
“Lip Service balances a common ground between raw power and down-home charm. One of the finest albums
of the year.” National News Bureau
" shelf vocalist... Kight vocally impresses ... above par songwriting that is potent.” Westchester Guardian
“Kight does not ignore her vocal strengths… an awesome display of versatility.”
“Contemporary blues is proving to be a whole different wild ride and this set
leaves no doubt Kight has hung in there for her 8 seconds. Well done.”
“…one of the most absolute beautiful, richest voices... The last time
I heard a woman’s voice impress me… was when I heard Eva Cassidy for the
first time.” Michael Johnathon, host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
“Whenever a blues artist comes along with something fresh and personal to
say, it’s cause for celebration. Let us now celebrate EG Kight…uniquely rural,
deeply personal sound and style.” Taylor Guitars magazine
“…a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm,
sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously
intoxicating voice.” Lisa Love, Georgia Music Hall of Fame
TAKIN’ IT EASY Produced by EG Kight and Bonnie Tallman
With special guests Ann Rabson and Greg Piccolo
“Nothin’ Ever Hurt Me” nominated for Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year ...
Eight songs written by EG Kight
EG LIVE and NAKED Produced by Bonnie Tallman
Went to #1 on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville Went to #1 on the Roots Blues Chart
“Kight is a fine singer who probably could have pulled off this set in front of a folk audience, or with fans of country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, or soul.”
- Blues Revue magazine
Three songs written by EG Kight
TROUBLE Produced by EG Kight
With special guests Koko Taylor and Kim Forester
“Let The Healing Begin” included on GET THE BLUES, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts, remained in the top 5 for 34 weeks, and finished at #4 on Billboard's top 10
Ten songs written by EG Kight
SOUTHERN COMFORT Produced by EG Kight and Paul Hornsby
With special guests Lee Roy Parnell and Chuck Leavell
“Southern Comfort” nominated for Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year. “Sad, Sad Sunday” included on GET THE BLUES 2 compilation, which maintained Billboard chart positions for more than a year
Nine songs written by EG Kight
IT’S HOT IN HERE Produced by EG Kight and Bonnie Tallman Went to #1 on the Roots Blues Charts Went to #1 on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville . With special guests Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Greg Piccolo, and Southern Rock legend Paul Hornsby . Eleven songs written by EG Kight
LIP SERVICE Produced by Paul Hornsby and EG Kight Charted in the top 10 on Airplay Direct’s Top 50 Blues Albums, and climbed to #1 on Sirius XM’s Bluesville
“That’s How a Woman Loves” nominated for Blues Blast Song of the Year . With special guests Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton, Bill Stewart, Earl Ford, Marcus Henderson, John Nemeth, and the legendary Paul Hornsby
. Eleven songs written by EG Kight
- 2011 release “Lip Service” landed in the #1 spot on Sirius XM’s Bluesville channel - Nominated for 2012 Blues Blast magazine’s Female Artist of the year, and for Song of the Year for “That’s How a Woman Loves” - Produced JUST LIKE HONEY album for Americana artist Lisa Biales . Released in June, Kight has three songs on the album, which climbed to #1 on the Roots Chart May 25th. - Has a song on Canadian artist Shakura S’Aida’s TIME album, which landed at #1 on the Canadian Roots chart on June 30th. - Songs from her catalog currently being pitched to major country music artists
- 2008 release “It’s Hot In Here” went to #1 on the Roots Music charts, and #1 on Sirius XM’s Bluesville station
- Appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, and one of the original songs she performed on that show re-aired a few months later on the “Listener’s Choice” program - Charitable endeavors include performing for series of concerts in Yokohama, Japan to benefit the earthquake and tsunami victims, and a performance on Isla Mujeres, Mexico for special needs children at the Little Yellow School House - Appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage radio show, and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
- Six-time Blues Music Awards nominee - for Contemporary Female Artist, and twice for Song of the Year
- Two-time BluesWax nominee – for Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year
- Two songs penned by Kight are found on two of Koko Taylor’s GRAMMY® nominated albums
- Original song aired on the Children’s Miracle Network, and another aired on Nick at Nite - Awarded the Silver Coin by the Major General of Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA
- Appeared in “Tension and Release” - a musical documentary about the Blues
- Notables performing on Kight’s albums – the late great Koko Taylor; Lee Roy Parnell; fellow Georgia natives Chris Hicks of the Allman Brothers fame, Top 10 hit-maker Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters, legendary pianist/author Chuck Leavell, and jazz-rock band Sea Level member Randall Bramblett,
- Numerous artists have recorded and perform her songs: the late great Koko Taylor, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Nashville jazz artist Jaimee Paul, Shag band The Castaways, the legendary Dorothy Moore, German- based Blue Alley band, jazz artist Ticia Miller, and Shakura S’Aida, Canada’s Maple Blues Vocalist of the Year.
- Performed pop standards and an original song as guest vocalist with a symphony orchestra - Was the only independent artist to have songs selected by panel of retailers for inclusion on GET THE BLUES! and GET THE BLUES 2, both maintaining Billboard chart positions for more than a year. Other legendary artists on these CDs are Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Cray, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, and others. - Two original songs included on A CELEBRATION OF JAZZ AND BLUES from the Biltmore Estate Winery

- Performed at request of Otis Redding’s family at unveiling of his statue at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame - Appeared in TV movie with Burgess Meredith, “Mr. Griffin and Me”, and was Mr. Meredith’s vocal coach