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The recipient of the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award, which honors people from Georgia who have contributed to the state's musical heritage, EG Kight is honored to represent her home state, bringing her diverse musical menu to the fans at clubs, theaters, festivals and corporate events across America and in Europe.
Kight’s style transcends musical boundaries and is considered “country-flavored southern-fried blues”. With a blend of americana, southern rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk, Kight continues to help shape contemporary blues. Early in her career Kight was dubbed “The Georgia Songbird,” and today she is considered one of the few true blues vocalists.
With a rich and velvety voice that’s been compared to Phoebe Snow, Wynonna and Bonnie Raitt, and a mastery of the guitar that has her holding her own next to any other player, Kight mesmerizes audiences of all ages, as a solo, a duo (the Peach Pickin’ Mamas), and with her band. And Taylor Guitars proudly provides her with the tools of her trade.
In the last few years, Kight has worked two shows with B.B. King, and produced two albums for Lisa Biales. “Belle of the Blues,” Biales’s 2013 release, was nominated for a Blues Blast Award for Acoustic Album of the Year.
Kight has also been involved in international fundraising in Germany, Japan and Mexico, and did a brief tour in the states with her German band.
Kight has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and one song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program. LIP SERVICE, Kight’s 2011 release, landed in the #1 spot at radio.
Kight was nominated for two 2012 Blues Blast awards, and has had six Blues Music Awards nominations, twice for Song of the Year. Many artists have recorded her songs, and she’s had songs on two Grammy®-nominated albums, and on two blues compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year.
Her songs have appeared on the Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Night, and in February 2014 one of her songs aired on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.”
Kight is grateful to be alive, and to continue making music. A near-death illness a few years back transformed her music into a more positive shade of blue. The songs she writes now come from a deeper place, and they have a broader reach.
“A New Day,” her brand new album to be released in September, infuses her “country-flavored southern-fried blues” with a little gospel to create her most inspiring venture to date.